Here are some pictures of the trip Sue and I made to the Golan Heights and the Hula Valley. The valley is high above the Sea of Galilee and is full of streams and the headwaters of the Jordan River. The upper Golan was closed off due to military activity for a day, but Sue and I were able to drive up highway 98 from the highway 87 junction. This highway parallels the Syrian border within a few miles and Israeli forces and very present. We traveled north just past the Syrian town of Kuneitra, where the news has reported that heavy fighting has occurred in the past month between ISIS and Syrian forces. It was all quiet on the eastern front for us that day.