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Monday, August 25, 2008

Vacation (heaven)

Our tents are pitched a few feet away.

I'm sitting in a folding camp chair, ankle deep in the middle of a fast-flowing upper-Galilee stream catching up on a stack of unread 'New Yorker' magazines.

Ariella is reading a book a few feet downstream.

Zahava is catching up on a stack of her magazines a little further downstream.

Gilad is swimming in a small man-made pond nearby with a bunch of other teens/tweens.

And Yonah has the run of the place... tossing pebbles into the many streams and pools.

Meanwhile, a few early leaves twirl down on BBQ scented breezes... carried along with the happy sound of relaxed vacation chatter in Hebrew and Arabic.

Posted by David Bogner on August 25, 2008 | Permalink


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all of that and wifi too? sweeeet. enjoy!
for me, it's the first day back to school for teacher prep week.
needless to say, i'd rather be where you are!

Posted by: Debbie | Aug 25, 2008 2:17:12 PM

and a hotspot in the middle of nowhere? what a country!

Posted by: nikki | Aug 25, 2008 2:30:20 PM

No wifi... just me and my trusty nokia cellphone

Posted by: Treppenwitz | Aug 25, 2008 2:59:40 PM

Keep an eye out for WBM--they're all up there somewhere, too. Wish I was, as well. Sigh--maybe AFTER the Construction Project is done....

Posted by: aliyah06 | Aug 25, 2008 3:19:10 PM

ahhh...well, trusty nokia = cellphone pictures of vacation fun traveling half way around the world at the speed of light. i'll check back later!

Posted by: Debbie | Aug 25, 2008 3:27:04 PM


Posted by: a. | Aug 25, 2008 3:38:33 PM

ah....... sounds idyllic!

Posted by: Hadassah | Aug 25, 2008 4:01:29 PM

Where exactly are you? We're coming!!!

(No really, where are you--never to early to start planning for next year's vacation!)

Posted by: Baila | Aug 25, 2008 5:19:23 PM

Sounds wonderful - enjoy!

Posted by: Val | Aug 25, 2008 5:59:22 PM

I smell barbecue.

Posted by: Jack | Aug 25, 2008 6:08:40 PM

Sounds terrific. Have a wonderful time!

Posted by: SaraK | Aug 25, 2008 6:45:32 PM

Wow...that sounds amazing. Make a sand castle!

Posted by: Erachet | Aug 25, 2008 7:08:15 PM


Posted by: Rahel | Aug 25, 2008 9:21:59 PM

I too was wondering about the wifi. Where are the dogs?
Have a great time!

Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Aug 25, 2008 11:29:02 PM

I too was wondering about the wifi. Where are the dogs?
Have a great time!

Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Aug 25, 2008 11:29:04 PM

Camping with internet??

Back when I went camping, we did it without internet, MP3/MP4/IPods, or electricity!

And we liked it!

I am SOOOO Jealous!!

(you inspired a post -- check for it tomorrow)

Posted by: Rivka with a capital A | Aug 26, 2008 2:10:30 AM

Ilana-Davita beat me to it - what about the dogs?

Posted by: asher | Aug 26, 2008 11:32:06 AM

Take us with you... (I'm with RivkA -- I'd leave the internet at home. But then we couldn't read and envy your travels).

Posted by: A Living Nadneyda | Aug 26, 2008 12:06:36 PM

Have a great time!

Posted by: Gila | Aug 26, 2008 1:10:21 PM

And just where are the pictures?? :)

Posted by: orieyenta | Aug 26, 2008 4:46:31 PM

You can pitch a tent from several feet away? You must be well endowed.

Posted by: David Bailey | Aug 26, 2008 7:01:40 PM

I second Orieyenta, photos s'il vous plait!
Have a great break.

Posted by: Noa | Aug 26, 2008 10:29:30 PM

camping? sounds like your family should have just gone to the library instead :)

Posted by: Lion of Zion | Aug 27, 2008 10:17:30 AM

It sounds wonderful! Certainly better than grey London! I've been jumping on and off your blog this morning and like what I read so far. Not that you need any validation, but I will be coming back for more. Enjoy your holiday!

Posted by: Rachel | Aug 27, 2008 3:28:07 PM

...and you're posting on a blog?! C'mon, go enjoy it! :)

Posted by: Ezzie | Aug 27, 2008 5:55:47 PM

oh man, this is for me! i haven't gone camping since we made aliyah 6 yrs ago! used to be a yearly event in florida (winter only - we once tried camping summer there - not pleasant!!)
best wishes,

Posted by: Laura | Aug 27, 2008 8:00:36 PM

Glad y'all had fun, but I used to consider going to the Homowack camping. Give me a week at David's Citadel...you know, fluffy towels and room service..

Posted by: Marsha in Englewood! | Aug 28, 2008 3:57:37 PM

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