Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 11 - Israel 2010 - 8-29-10

What a day!

All morning I had told the kids we were going to see have to search for an "elephant." They asked questions if it was real, what it was  made out of, what color it was - if they were really going to see it. OY - maybe I should have kept my mouth shut!

This morning we drove to Rosh Hanikrah - it is a down that boaders Lebenon, all the way in the north of Israel, right on the coast. It has beautiful grotos and fantastic views!
We arrived at the top of the hill, in order to get down to the gratos we had to take the cable car down!

Not only did the bottom have amazing gratos - but amazing views!

We went into the gratos - it was so steamy we all felt drippy - not sweaty, right away!

It was VERY slippery!

We finally got outside to the "elephant!" I was so excited to see it. The kids on the other hand - read: Bob - was really dissapointed. The sign says it is the elephants foot -- to me it has always looked like the elephant's trunk! He said I wasn't a good feeling for me, but still think it looks like a trunk - what do you think?

From there we drove to Acco - an amazing city from the crusaides. The kids had really had it by this point - read: Belle had really had it. It was hot. It was sticky - and it was more walking. Bob, Bean and Puppy LOVED the self guided tour - even if the rest of us found it dry. I think anytime you get to hold a telephone that looks like it was a "car phone" from 1988 to your ear - it has too be cool, right?

Mom and I opted not to go through one of the tunnels and to hang back with Belle (Mom and I do NOT like tunnels!). So J went on with the kids.
It wasn't till they were out somewhere else in the maze of ruins that we reailized to find them we had to! Thank god by then, Belle had come around!

We had to make the day end nicely....

So we took the kids to their FIRST EVER real McDonalds experience. See, we keep kosher. We do eat out dairy that isn't, but not meat. So the children have had fish sandwiches....but never McNuggets or Burgers!


It was worth the 230.40 NIS to see the look on their faces' (and J's for that matter!) while they ate their Chicken McNuggets and Big Macs!

What a great way to end a day of literal and figurative ups and downs!!

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