Leaving the rig stored in Colorado is tough but saying good byes to our son and his family in Toronto is MUCH harder,but it was time to get back home to see the rest of the family ,meet our friends,get into our “winter” mood and plan our next trip….
In just a few days we managed to organize the house,bring the garden to look like a garden again,buy a car (we sold ours before the trip) and meet our family.
It is still Summer here and around 28-30 Celsius which means (for the benefit of my American friends) 85 –86F,it is hot and humid ,the beach is full of people and shorts,sandals and T shirts are still worn.
Yesterday we celebrated Sukot
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Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת ("Booths, Tabernacles")
One of the three pilgrim festivals
Sukkot, Succot or Sukkos (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (varies from late September to late October). It is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (shalosh regalim) on which the Israelites would make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
The holiday lasts seven days in Israel and eight in the diaspora. The first day (and second day in the diaspora) is aShabbat-like holiday when work is forbidden, followed by intermediate days called Chol Hamoed. The festival is closed with another Shabbat-like holiday called Shemini Atzeret (two days in the diaspora, where the second day is called Simchat Torah).
The Hebrew word sukkōt is the plural of sukkah, "booth" or "tabernacle", which is a walled structure covered withs'chach (plant material such as overgrowth or palm leaves). The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which, according to the Torah, the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many people sleep there as well. A sukkah is also for the temporary dwelling in which agricultural workers would live during harvesting.
Building a sukkah
The sukkah walls can be constructed of any material (wood, canvas, aluminum siding, sheets). The walls can be free-standing or include the sides of a building or porch. The roof must be of organic material, known as s'chach, such as leafy tree overgrowth, schach mats or palm fronds. It is customary to decorate the interior of the sukkah with hanging decorations, the four species.
So here is our son’s Sukah and our Holiday dinner,the kids had double fun and stayed late before hitting the sack ….and got presents as usual from us after we return from our RV trip.
We celebrated Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) with our youngest son& his family in Canada and Sukot with the rest of our family in Israel…..
Best of all and see you on the road next summer.