Jerusalem: The Land of Milk and Honey
Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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Her group is also at the hotel, which is teaming with kids who are on their Birthright trips as well. Despite the level of insanity around us, I can clearly tell that everything is organized down to the smallest of details. After a mediocre dinner, our group does an orientation meeting with the director, who calls himself Momo, frequently in the third person. He's a bit crazy and wants to breed an army of young Jews through his program but is quite funny and seems to be genuinely interested in making sure everyone has an amazing FREE trip! The Giants game isn't on so I head to bed before a big day in Jerusalem. Struggle to get more than a few hours of sleep as my bed covers no more than 83% of my body while the bed itself reaches mid-way down my calf at best.
Jerusalem! Today we did a walking tour of the old city.
We hop back on the bus and head towards Haifa, in the north. We stop at a Druze village for dinner, which is most amazingly delicious!
We get to our hotel in Haifa and enjoy the spa for a while before bonding over a few drinking games in the hotel lobby. The kids on the trip are all interesting and I get a chance to talk to my cousin Laura, who randomly wound up on the same trip as Julia and I. She's been working on a commune in Virginia, so I quiz her about that lifestyle as I clearly have taken a different path. Doubt that's for me, but she seems to be enjoying her life quite a bit and has grown up to be a very confident girl. I have trouble sleeping again as the bed reaches the bottom of my calves and my blanket covers about half my body. Hope that's not a theme this year!