Glad you had a good and safe trip. Welcome home man.
I went up Masada on the snake path-
Beautiful, ancient city...I was there about 15 years ago and I am sure things have changed- Israel's Independence Day is really something to experience-
did you travel the "Via Dolorosa"? Yad Vashim?
make it to the water? the Mediterranian is one of the most beautiful bodies of water...