And…we went north! Somewhere in the middle of our trip, we headed up north to check out Nazareth, Galilee, and Tel Hai.
Nazareth is awesome. Also, it’s NAZARETH. From the BIBLE. NUTS.
Please ignore the disaster in brown below…I have no idea what was going on that day, but it was not representing well in my personal appearance…sigh.
Just look at the view!! I think I sweated off my face that day…
UPDATE!!! It was just pointed out to me by an eagle-eyed reader that this is an incredible lookout of the view towards the Golan Heights and LEBANON…not Syria.
This is Esby, who grew up down the block from me! She went to Elysian Heights Elementary, which is the school my mother taught at forever and ever. She didn’t have my mom as her kindergarten teacher, but it’s still a small figgin’ world. Don’t you love our fabulous red carpet poses? One hand on the leg…slims you out! Esby’s is better than mine, but I’m working on it.
We went on a hike through the Banias River Nature Preserve…waterfalls!
The whole group…awwww
Banias River Ruins…
I don’t know what’s up with these next few shots…I think the humidity fogged up my camera lens or something…or maybe I am just a master of the cool-effects photo.
Eh, I guess it was the humidity.
Here is the perfect example of why multiple takes are needed on photos!!
First attempt, where I panicked and couldn’t figure out where to put my arms. Multiple takes, people…necessary for a happy and successful blog.
And now a quick word on Kibbutz. We visited some Kibbutzim, and I am officially OBSESSED. I love it…communal living, collective childcare, everyone has to share their snacks with each other. What could be better? In fact, I have decided to open my OWN Kibbutz. It’s Kate Payne Kibbutz. It is going to be magical, people. You have no idea.