I haven't blogged much lately because I've been out of town. My daughter and I went to Balboa Park in San Diego. As a former resident of the area, I've been to Balboa Park many times in my life, but this trip was special because the Dead Sea Scrolls where the featured exhibit at the Natural History Museum.
The San Diego Natural History Museum’s exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls is the largest, longest, most comprehensive ever assembled in any country. Spanning two floors and 12,000 square feet, 27 Dead Sea Scrolls—10 exhibited for the first time ever—will be on display over the course of the exhibition.
six-month exhibition brings together materials never before exhibited
together: Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel and Jordan reunited for the
first time in sixty years, never-before-exhibited ancient Hebrew
codices from the Russian National Library, medieval manuscripts from
the British National Library, and stunning modern interpretations of
the texts. Tracing the scrolls and their meaning through time, the
exhibition connects the ancient world to the modern.
What sets Amboy apart from other Blogs? My own crater of course!
The 250 ft high Amboy Crateris approximately 6,000 years old and one
of the best examples in the Mojave Desert of a volcanic cinder cone. A
footpath leads to the top of the cone where you can get a good view of
the surrounding area. The hike to the Crater and back can take 2-3
hours. Late January through March are good times to see the wildflowers.
I've hiked into the crater , the trail goes around the rim as well as into the crater. From the top you can see the lava flow go on for about half a mile.