As we embark from England and head off to Israel for the second leg of our three and a half week adventure through Europe, there are so many things I am looking forward to that I missed while we were in England. For one thing, I can’t wait to actually have some warm weather – it was so cold in England, cold being 50-65. I have so many shorts, tank tops and sandals I still have to wear.
I am a little excited to actually eat something besides Risotto and fish. It’s about time to get some meat and real protein. In Israel, that won’t be an issue at all, which is very exciting. According to people in Israel, it might be a problem finding grass-fed meat or wild fish in Israel. Since that is all we eat at home, we’ll see how that turns out and how I react to non grass-fed meat and farm raised fish. It will be a nice break before we go to Greece and are eating mostly fish again. It felt like England was becoming the vacation of risottos and rain.
It will be nice to be in Israel again. It’s been years since I’ve been there and according to my parents, a lot has changed. Seeing all of those changes will be very cool. It will also be nice to maybe meet up with some old friends who are in the Israeli Army now or living in Israel. It will be a nice break from our regular life and change of pace from England. The pace is much slower and relaxed, unlike England where everyone seemed to be in a hurry.
It’s funny, you know you are flying into Israel when you see other Jews on your flight and part of the menu is in Hebrew. I can’t wait to walk around the shuk, the Israeli Market Place, Emek Refaim, Ben Yehuda Street and go to all the museums I love but haven’t been to in years. I think we are planning to go to Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial museum, the Israel museum and make sure to get to some of the things happening around Jerusalem for Yom Yerushalaim. It will be a fun and hopefully restful adventure. Now that we have relocated to our usual hotel, everyone seems a little less stressed and ready to really enjoy the vacation.