January 22, 2018
Well folks. The time has come.
Tomorrow we will travel 3 hours to Raleigh to board a flight at 5 p.m. to New York City. At midnight, we will get on an EL AL flight and twelve hours later, we will land in Tel Aviv. (Which is seven hours ahead.) Then we’ll get on a bus to Jerusalem where we will check into the Olive Tree Hotel, have dinner and (this is the most important thing of all) go. to. bed.
It will be about thirty hours between getting out of our bed in Manteo and lying down in our new bed in Jerusalem. I hope I manage to stay somewhat coherent during the in between times.
Don’t even ask about how my packing is going. I am pretty much overwhelmed at this point, even though I have been pondering my packing for the past two weeks and have even spent a couple of hours getting things laid out and organized. trying to keep things simple and comfortable.
We will have Wi-Fi on the tour buses and at the hotel so I will do my best to post some pictures and stories along the way and then do a few longer posts when we get back home.
So the next post you read from me will be written a long, long way from this favorite recliner in Manteo. It sounds kind of funny to say, but I actually can’t wait to see what stories I will write, or what pictures I will post!
Since I don’t yet have any pictures of my own to share, I’ll close with one from Nathan’s college trip to Israel. I especially love it because the look I see on his face shows that he is a dreamer, a thinker, and an enjoy-er. I think I will have much the same look on my face as Steve and I embark on this adventure and begin to explore the richness and glories of the small and mighty country of Israel.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.