Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pilgrims for Zion's city bound...

Hi guys! I went to Israel! After a week home cuddling with dogs / chubby smiley fist sucking JR and tonight's dinner comparing notes with fellow birthright alum Rebecca I'm semi able to process this! I don't really know where to begin, but here's a little something that maybe captures a tiny bit of the intensity of my trip.

Have you ever climbed a mountain before breakfast? (If so, did it have this unreal view of an ibex and birds overlooking the Dead Sea from Mount Massada?)

Used an entire bottle of sunblock in 5 days? (Please note replacement bottle featuring "Israeli innovation inside!" Israelis and their innovation...)

Gone for 10 days without talking to a single non-Jew except to order falafel? (To the best of my knowledge, not a hyperbole.)

Less flippant posts and more pictures coming eventually.


  1. I love the fact that the "Israeli innovation inside!" logo is a ripoff of the "intel inside" logo. Or perhaps it's the other way around, if the Israeli version predates 1991. Pretty funny either way.


  2. Hmmm, trademark violation? Quick, someone ask Peter!

  3. ^
    Best comment ever.

  4. (I was referring to matt's comment by the way. Somehow Katie snuck in seconds before me and stole the kudos.)

  5. I wish I was smart enough to have done that on purpose.

  6. I'm so glad that the photo session with my sunscreen on a bumpy bus (I forgot to take a picture til we were on our way to the airport and I was about to ditch it) was not wasted on my blog readers.

  7. Do you ever notice how much you comment on your own blog? :)