Near Jericho, I noticed vegetation that I couldn't explain. It appeared to be a cross between a palm tree and a banana tree. This area looked much different than the desert and the other cities in the occupied territories. I figured that the ability to irrigate areas around Jericho might explain why for so many centuries civilizations called this area home. Adam pulled over to the side of the road and said, “I have to stop because I can’t do this every day.” I waited as Adam harvested a Date tree.