Our fears were quickly realized as we found ourselves driving down this long street with a concrete barrier solidly down the middle. One block, two blocks, three blocks, coming into miles, our tension increased as we saw ourselves moving away from our intended stopping point - Wyndham Gardens with no way to turn around. This was not going our way at all. Finally a turnoff appeared that would allow us to turn back. Sighs of relief all around!
We finally reached our hotel with only a slight detour to cause us some concern. Our travel plans required us to be at the airport early on Sunday morning so a night of rest was clearly in order. On top of getting a welcome respite from our long drive, Wyndham Gardens offered a great deal on the internet with 14 days of free parking with a one night stay at their hotel.
Earlier, I had booked in with a long-term parking lot that was going to cost us about $120 and we still needed a place to sleep for the night. Changing that deal for the Wyndham offer only cost us $102 for a night in their hotel and we were able to leave our truck in their secured parking lot for free while we were in Israel. This was definitely a far better option!
Our spirits were lifted each time the thought came to us that now we were even closer to our ultimate destination and there are only 6 more days until we reach Yerushalyem!