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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day hike in Northern Israel

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We planed a day hike in one of the Galil valleys in the Northern Part of Israel leading to the Kinneret Lake ,the trail was in an open area with no shade, but  weather guy reported that it would be very hot especially in the low elevations and there for we changed the plan and hiked 12 miles round trip to one of the highest peaks with a fantastic panoramic view just the North West of the lake.

The bus dropped us at the trail head at 8AM , we had our breakfast and started the hike carrying lunch and water with us because the bus will be waiting for us at the end of the trail at 5PM.


All along the hike there was a beautiful bloom of colourful flowers ,and we took the time to stop in view points to see the views.



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One of the stops was near the rock called “Eliauhu Chair” a completely natural rock ,the legend says that a woman praying here for fertility  will get her wish ,so I told my wife not to get close and be silent…, the beyond the rock is just fantastic.


We surprised our guide celebrating his birthday during the lunch break ,wine ,home made cake was served and we all wished him to continue to explore every path in the Holy Land /with us of course.


After lunch with lighter weight in the back pack we continued along the high trail to the highest peak where we could see  all the width of the country from the Mediterranean Sea till the Golan heights (amazing how small is the country).


We took our time to just sit and enjoy this outstanding views,listening to the wind and watching the birds glade to catch the winds.

Yes, the country is “petit” only 6 hours drive from North to South and 15-20 minutes from East to West but sure is beautiful and full of history.

One of the highlights was the ruins of an ancient Synagogue , one of many found here from the ancient times.


After an explanation on the place we made our way downhill towards the end of the trail enjoying the afternoon colors ,passing meadows,villages and old Olive groves.


P1110526P1110543P1110545It sure was a wonderful day,great views,good weather,good company –what else can one ask for???

Thank you all for visiting my site and may you all travel in safe ways wherever you are .

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 summer RV summer trip plan

2015 RV summer plan

It is hard to me to believe but we are just before our 14th RV Summer trip….wow, I remember talking about purchasing a RV way back when we both were still working and the kids were there,the plan started to be realistic only when our youngest son had completed his military duties of 3 years (it is a must in Israel) at that point I told my wife that we have a short “window” between the time our kids get away from home till we start taking care of our inner parts….

So we both resigned from our work at the age of 57-58 ,packed a suitcase and flew to Edmonton where we purchased a F-250 7.3Lt 1994 and a 27’ 5W with one big slide 1999 from an ex military, this combo held till 2005 very well through Alaska and all the West coast,at 2005 we traded to F-350 2006 HD and a 2006 Cruiser 30’ with 3 slides that are performing perfectly till this day.

We RV for 4-5 months mostly in the Nature,hiking,waterfalls,natural hot springs,history,special events and meeting people is our way to do it.

Usually we park in a central location to visit the places we planned and move only after we “discovered “ the area,we prefer “deep” visits rather than cover grounds,till now after 13 summers  we did not visit a place twice…we always want to see what is beyond the next mountain.

Besides the views,the food,and camping we are blessed to meet people from the RV community that became our friends and they enriched our lives and for this we are thankful and happy.

We have no RV’s in Israel because of the small size of the country: 6 hours drive from North to South and 15 minutes from West to East- yes this not a mistake ,that’s it….can you believe it?, once when I told a friend this fact he said “ No, I do not mean the size of your town I mean how big is your country..” , well sorry to disappoint you but Israel is the size of N.J and will “drawn” in the Michigan Lake…just Google “Compare Israel to…”

So for us RVing in North America is a huge adventure and what is a “regular” thing for you guys for us it is an outstanding thing to do.

I have to complement my best second half that went along with me on this leaving the family for 4-5 months was not exactly her plan after retirement although every grand child reaching 12 (Batmizva Girl) and 13 (Barmizva Boy) joins us for a month as our present for this important occasion, till now 2 already did a trip with us and the rest are standing impatiently in line,it is our problem to be able to do it for more many years so we can take them all one by one….

This winter we  visited Canary Island Spain for 11 days(can be seen on the blog) ,a small Island that has a lot to offer,good weather,great beaches,fantastic cheap food especially sea food(no fast food at all),very beautiful views and a week of 24 hours festivals…

If any have any suggestions along or close to our planed route or just want to leave a comment please do so.

Enjoy the winter wherever you are and  you down the road from June 2015.