It started out simple enough. Two girls, new friends, a trip to Israel and really big hair.
Since there wasn’t enough room in Coach, we made our way to the front of the plane to stretch out. We were armed with menu’s, a duvet and eye shields. We weren’t sure what we weren’t supposed to look at, but we placed them on our faces and just talked really loud…although it was our vision that was impaired…not our hearing.
We woke up refreshed and ready to see something … jewish. So we hopped aboard the first bus we could find as our fearless leader, Mark Kendall, talked on a microphone (which by the way was very professional) and our tour guide, Maher pointed to random places on a map. His smooth, chocolate-y, velvet-y voice had the female passengers in a hypnotic trance as we pretended to listen. He was a arabic/christian Barry White……for sure.
I’ll hit some highlights of the tour….and NO it isn’t because I’ve been looking back at some pictures and wondering where the heck we were when that picture was taken…………..so………..OH! Here is Glenda with Susan! They are ….. in Israel. (locations aren’t important)
But I can bet you about $50 that Susan will tell you EXACTLY where we were………that’s how she rolls. These are the things I remembered:
I remember asking the donkey, “Hey, why the long face?” And it was in Bethlehem…..Oh, and there were sheep…or should I say, sheeps….because there were more than one. But here is where I really found myself.
Yeah, that’s right….it’s practically the Jerusalem Fashion Square. I was finally home. The crowd looked a little like Black Friday….but there wasn’t much pushing or shoving….I only did it a little…..
We were on a mission to find a shofar….I, personally was looking for the Gap…..shofar we couldn’t find one…. 🙂
Here is Med offering to trade Susan and I for a knife…it got a little dicey there for a minute…thankfully I didn’t have to intervene…because they don’t like it when you “pack heat” in Israel. (whatever?!)
Here’s the bottom line, people. You gotta go to Israel. It’s the new thing. All the cool kids are going and I don’t want you to be left out. March 2011. Israel. Check out Med’s website at www.medskeens.com .
I will be posting more fantastic pictures and keeping you informed until the day we leave…..so…..it’s either going to get reeeeeally boring, or you should go!! Next up: The Dead Sea and the Jordan River!