This December I took the family to Israel; I hadn’t been in 25 years – and when I last went I was visiting my (now late) grandmother, so I didn’t see much.  Obviously pictures that have family members are not shown, but…

Arrival in Ben Gurion airport, and the mob to get through immigration:



Picked up by my friend, we drove towards Jerusalem.



Stopping at an open-air military museum (and training center) for tanks that also has a radar that tracks migrating birds.



On to Jerusalem proper:



Walking around… I come to Israel and find Pringles?  ROFL!



Shopping in the Shouk (market):



I come to Israel and find… Corona?



I come to Israel… and find Hellman’s?



Dinner my first day.  Yum!


3 thoughts on “ISRAEL TRIP – Day One

  1. I envy you!

    How long do you plan to visit there?

    What kind of souvenirs will you be bringing back?

    It’s been a long, long time since I was there, so now, everything would have changed.

    In August 1971, I visited Israel on a thirty-day Special Leave while serving in “the old Republic” (of Viet Nam), when I was a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army.

    I stayed at the Park Hotel in Tel Aviv, and took three-day guided tours on the Egged Bus, first to Avdat, Eilat, and Masada, then to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Bethlehem, and Yad Vashem, and finally to Beth Sheba, Hebron, Capernaum, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Tel Hazor, Kibbutz Ayelet Hashehar, and Safed.

    All three of those tours were Jewish guided tours, with me being the only Christian in the tour group, as a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the “Mormon” church).

    In Tel Aviv, I visited the Haganah Museum and the Shalom Tower.

    I loved every minute of it!

    I bought a souvenir antique Persian sword, which is currently displayed on my living room wall, got photographed sitting on a camel in Jerusalem (which is now displayed on my VISA credit card!), and I got a Certificate when I visited King David’s tomb.

    Do like I did and join in with the Jews in singing Jewish campfire songs and dancing the Hora!

    Look for my “ISRAEL” play list of my homemade amateur video recordings at the YOU TUBE web site.

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