Sunday – October 10th, 2010
Today was somewhat of a bitter-sweet day. Noah was taking off to Kibbutz where he’s going to reside for the next five months, picking pomegranates and making spices. Steve and Heather drove with Noah and three bags to a town in the North East corner of the country called Beit Shan and near Afula. The kibbutz is only a stone’s throw away from the Jordanian border. It was sad to see him go this morning, but I’m glad he’s not only headed but going to be in a good place. Noah – I’m going to miss you bro.
While they were gone Kathie and I took our last walk around the Karmel Shuk. Remember it’s only a block away from our apartment, so this is why we can get there so easily. We bought last minute gifts, took pictures, Heather went back to the beach one last time and everyone showered and packed.
Sunday was our last day in the coolest country in the Middle East! After some last minute apartment business to take care of and returning the rental car it was time to depart. We crammed into a taxi: four people, and six bags into a tiny car all the way to the airport. I had to go through a small extra step of security that my family did not have to do, but as long as they didn’t take my spices I was fine with any security precautions. Finally, we were off. This is the end of our very special vacation as a family, wonderful memories, and lots of pictures.
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