In our faith when a boy reaches 13 (Barmizva) and a girl 12 (Batmizva) they become responsible for their actions as they are transferred from childhood to adults,it is an emotional and special event in the kids life.
When our eldest Granddaughter turned 12 we asked her what would she want for her Batmizva ,we assumed she would ask for a laptop a tablet or an advanced cell phone that does everything including scrambled eggs… but surprisingly she said “I want to join you for a month on your summer RV trip” …..Wow we were happy and touched that she would like to be with Grandpa and Grandma for a whole month away from friends and family.
So to make the long story short we had a great RV trip in Ontario covering Niagara area and Bruce Peninsula ,it can be seen HERE.
Only Grandparents that traveled with their grandkids can really understand the fantastic experience we all had,the month pasted like a fast tornado and with mixed feelings (she missed the family but loved the trip) we put her on a direct flight back home .
From her return all our 5 grandkids are looking forward for the TRIP and can not stop talking about it what means that we did GOOD.
Now we are celebrating her brother’s Barmizva and as his sister he will be joining us for a month starting from June 2013 at the end of his school year.
Here are some pictures from his class party.
We are looking forward to have him onboard One on One with us and we will do everything to make him enjoy it as his sister did.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
April is a perfect month to visit these two small countries that were a part of former Yugoslavia.
Small ancient villages,castles,mountains with snow tips,lakes and places that look like the time has stopped and the modernization that skipped these very clean places will greet you with welcome as you bring your $.
Slovenia uses Euro and the prices are like in Europe (high) but Croatia is still on KUNA (the local currency ) and is cheaper.
Croatia has a long and beautiful coast with hundreds of Islands that make the place perfect for holidays ,if we add good weather and great inviting people it is sure one of the European attractions –But not in the high season as it gets very crowded.
Beautiful nature can be easily found in North America but ancient villages,history,local food,narrow streets that some times force you to fold the cars mirrors to prevent from hitting a houses from both sides are only found in Europe and especially in the old villages.
It is a paradise for History lovers ,people who like the ancient atmosphere and experiencing “NEW” adventures.
It was a short trip and I believe that we will be back and stay enough in one place to “feel” it rather than be just a tourist.
We had to cut it short as we will be beginning our 12th RV summer trip in June-see you down the road.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Pesach Holidays are over and we are experiencing beautiful Spring weather,this is the best season in this corner of the world,it is still not to hot but the bloom is all over and so is the smell ,no matter where you go out of the cities you are greeted with rainbow colors and great smell of the blooming flowers.
This is a colorful blooming corner of our small garden,nice at anytime of the day.
Best of all
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of the best seasons to travel in Israel is at spring and spring is defiantly here,it is all green and blooming after the rainy days,the weather is just right for hiking .
We joined our hiking group and hiked 2 days in the North part of Israel called Galil .
On the first day we hiked Nahal Kesiv starting at 0930 till 1730 covering beautiful grounds and crossing the streams till the last look out towards an ancient Castle named Monfort Crusade Castel http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Montfort.html
Then we spent the night at the Youth Hostel,having dinner and in the next morning a huge Israeli breakfast.
And in the next day we hiked fro 0800 till 1700 Nahal Amud ending the hike next to the Kinneret Lake
We all got up early for the breakfast and warmed up before starting our second long day with a cooler weather but still good and crispy.
Some were a little sore and tired after the hike and the dance before hitting the sack but after a mile or 2 it was alright.
These were two beautiful full days of hiking in the most beautiful nature surroundings,the colors and the smells were perfect,the weather was great and so was the company.
The rest of the pictures can be watched by clicking on this link
Till we meet again.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Yesterday we celebrated PURIM a Jewish festival celebration that is based upon the biblical Book of Esther, which recounts the story of Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish people from annihilation in that day we all dress up as something/some one else.of our grandkids stayed the night with us ( an usual procedure when there is no school on the next day (Purim….and we love it),as it was a beautiful day we decided to visit the Iris Reserve area not far from us to see the bloom of this rare flower .
Iris Park in Netanya, better known as "Iris Reservation" is a unique natural pearl between the neighborhoods of the city - hundreds of acres of sand where the largest concentration grows in Israel's beautiful purple iris . Engagement of the rare bloom here between mid-January and mid - late February, but the area has rash seasonal another, including broom desert, hawthorn beach, ephedra is and plants - squill is and lily of the beach at the end of the summer, no of Tel Aviv,anemone , LED Asia , lupine Land - Israel, Elkan colors, Sumrr Boissier, Marcia and other beautiful winter and spring, and more.
After 3 hours walking in this gem it was time to eat and then cool off at our “country club”.
What a great day ,I am so glad that we are still in “shape” to be able to share times like this with the next generation.
When our eldest grand daughter was 12 years old (Batmizva) we asked her what she wants for her Birthday “to travel with you in your trailer for a month “ she replied to our biggest surprise, and at that moment a tradition started-each grand son/daughter that reaches 12(girls) and 13(boys) joins us Rving for a month (if she/he wants)…so this coming year Paz our number 2 grand son is joining us (you can see him with his younger sister in the pictures above).
Now it is our problem to be in shape till our youngest grandson hits 13-what a challenge…..hope it works.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
We only came back from our 11th summer RV trip in October and I already have a draft plan for our 12th RV summer trip.
We purchased our first 5W and truck in 2002,since then we RV every summer for 4-5 months each time to different States/Provinces, at the end of the trip we store the rig for the winter and fly home till next spring when we pick up from the same place to discover new horizons,waterfalls,caves,natural hot springs,making new friends and enjoying life.
Planning a trip is a part of the trip itself and I enjoy doing it,I try to maximize doing things we like in the “short” time we have on the road.
First I have to find a secured storage place near an International Airport in a logical distance from the start point (we try to travel no more that 3000M each trip not taking into consideration side trips with the truck).
After completing this task I mark on the map places I want to see and camp combining all the spots with scenic byways.
I post my route although the trip is still far away just to receive from you all suggestions on what not to miss along the route.Thank you and see you down the road.