ISRAEL!

Did that catch your attention?
Well hang on to your ass, Fred for it’s time for pictures from Israel.

If you didn’t know, my sister and her family moved to Tel Aviv right after Easter. Mrbunny and I wasted no time in going to visit them and it was by far one of the coolest trips I’ve ever taken.

We hit the ground running, making our way down to the beach the evening we arrived.

I loved the little sailboat in their town crest or whatever it is.

There was a huge concert at the beach after some road race that afternoon.

Slept like the dead that night and the next day we hit up the grocery store (after a huge falafel with more hummus than you can shake a stick at)

and I stuck my nephew in a basket.

And the beach
Niece and I planning our takeover of the universe

while nephew played in the sand with Uncle Mrbunny

 

The next day was a bit of a blur. I started off sort of okay but was feeling a bit off. So we stopped at the drug store and a little convenience store where I picked up ginger ale, coke, tums, and sprite. Got in the car and my sister commented “throwing everything you’ve got at it huh?”
Yes.

Alas it was to no avail because I ended up puking in the parking lot of Appolonia National Park.
No one can accuse me of being a quitter though, because I proceeded to hike my ass up to that fort and enjoy it as much as I could in the oppressive heat.

Yikes, looking a little rough.
This place was really cool though.

 

I should have taken a picture of my sister’s guest room because that is where I spent the rest of the day, sleeping.

But with a new day came a renewed feeling of “I can tackle the world” and we were off to Cesaera. This place was just amazing. It was a mix of restaurants, art galleries, and ancient ruins. You know, the normal kind of thing.

 

 

I was struck by this good example of old versus new.

 

Nephew enjoyed it.Niece had a good time walking through the thousands year old buildings (what is left of them obviously)

 

There was a hippodrome for all your Ben Hur needs.

A random wave I stood for quite awhile to get a good picture of.

And of course, apple pie. Or pai. Close enough.

The next day Mrbunny and I jumped on a bus for two days at the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, but those pictures will have to wait because this is already a huge post and I’m tired of uploading pictures!

I’ll leave you with this shot of boys playing in the Jewish Quarter of Old City, Jerusalem.

 

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About Amanda Broyles

Amanda is amazing. Amanda is spectacular. Amanda is humble. Amanda is also a full time college student so take pity on her and don't complain when her TV reviews aren't up immediately following an episode.
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One Response to ISRAEL!

  1. stephsoul says:

    that picture with the waves in the back – is it in caesarea??? I guess you don’t know, but is it a very shallow break on stones or a rather nice one?

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