I'm a little behind, okay, several months behind on this blog. My in-laws came to visit us and Israel in the middle of March. Their visit was perfect and helped us settle nicely into our new life in the holy land. I want to post some pictures of the different places we visited.
Old Jaffa in Tel Aviv
Bahai Gardens In Haifa
The Bahai Gardens in Haifa are spectacular. Visitors are only allowed in a small part of the garden but the view from the entrance is amazing.
Wonderful Magical Tsfat
Delicious Chocolate Factory Tour
Former Military Outpost Looking Out Into Syria
Dead Sea Visit & Buffet
The Old City
The Israel Museum - a genuine must see when visiting Israel
I unfortunately did not take many pictures at the museum. The Dead Sea Scrolls are wonderful. The modern art exhibit is great. My favorite is the exhibit on Jewish clothes and Jewish artifacts. The model of the old city is pretty amazing and fortunately I do have photos of it.
We finished the day with a visit to the shuk. We gorged on delicious treats and waddled home to buy food for shabboes. Friday night we enjoyed an over the top meal at the Inbal. I have never been to a Kosher hotel for shabboes. It was amazing to see many tables set up with wine and challah for each family to perform their shabboes tradition. By the strangest of coincidences, a childhood friend of mine was staying at the hotel. We met him during the dinner and spent many hours talking about Judaism and our lives. We have not seen each other in almost 10 years. It was wonderful catching up.
Saturday day we hosted the family and some cousins at our place and then walked around Jerusalem. My heart was heavy knowing they were leaving in the evening and we were not going to see them in person for a long time.
It was truly a wonderful trip and I am grateful we had the opportunity to spend a week in Israel together.
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