A belated Israel post

Israel was amazing!

We spent most of our time with family and very little time touring but that is why we went, to be with family!

In Tel Aviv, we were right by the beach, a 5 minute walk away to be precise.  Now, Im not really a beach person but we went 3 or 4 times and I swam in the gorgeous warm ocean and got a tan.  The kids loved it!  We found a restaurant on the beach (literally, tables and chairs in the sand) and plonked ourselves down for a few hours a day.

We walked to the mall and took taxis to my brothers flat and had picnics in the park near his house.

In Jerusalem we spent our evenings with our Israeli family and the days with our family from the UK.

The wedding was amazing.  So very very special.  Looking out over the old city, our family and friends all together.  It was a truly happy and joyous occasion.

And the food!  The food in Israel was amazing.  We didnt stop eating.  The croissants in the morning from the corner store, the felafel and shwarma from the little hole-in-the-wall shops, the Italian restaurant we celebrated my Grandfathers birthday in, the homemade meals our family served us.  So much of yummy food all the time!

Here are a few snaps from the trip!

 

My 88 year old grandfather with his 92 year old brother and his sister in law
My 88 year old grandfather with his 92 year old brother and his sister in law

 

Baha'i Gardens
Baha’i Gardens

 

My grandfather and my brother resting while the gals shop
My grandfather and my brother resting while the gals shop

 

Our little beach restaurant in Tel Aviv
Our little beach restaurant in Tel Aviv

 

Tel Aviv sunset from my brothers apartment
Tel Aviv sunset from my brothers apartment

 

Tel Aviv market
Tel Aviv market

 

More Tel Aviv market
More Tel Aviv market

 

The Jerusalem windmill at night
The Jerusalem windmill at night 

 

My brother and my new sister :):):)
My brother and my new sister :):):)

 

The Kottel (Western Wall)
The Kottel (Western Wall)

 

Aunty Yana and the kids
Aunty Yana and the kids

 

Ruins of the Southern Wall in Jerusalem
Ruins of the Southern Wall in Jerusalem

 

Trying to move the huge rock that once made up part of the old city walls
Trying to move the huge rock that once made up part of the old city walls

 

Ancient olive tree
Ancient olive tree

 

Buttons, the cutest dog in Israel
Buttons, the cutest dog in Israel

 

Kitty sculpture in the Mamila Mall, Jerusalem
Kitty sculpture in the Mamila Mall, Jerusalem

 

Why cant ants read books...
Why cant ants read books…

 

Sibling love!
Sibling love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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