Monday, October 4

{Israel}

At the beginning of September we took a family vacation to Israel and Paris.  We are slowly getting back into our routine with school and work, so I am finally able to post a few pics!

Israel is not as strange and foreign as you might think.  This photo of a street in Tel Aviv below could just as well have been taken here in South Florida!

In Tel Aviv there is quite a contrast between old and new as seen in the photo below of my hotel and the building across the street.  I'll let you guess which one was my hotel...

But then every once in a while you get a reminder that you are, in fact, in Israel!!!

We toured Jerusalem and saw many of the historical religious sites.  Below we were able to touch the Unction stone (the stone on which Jesus' body was prepared for burial) which is inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
A painting on the wall of the church depicting the Unction stone:

We also attended the wedding of my husband's niece while in Israel.  The ceremony and reception were held in a beautiful cave-like rock formation on a kibbutz.  There was also a sit-down dinner before the ceremony and reception on a lovely grassy area adjacent to the rock.  The music that the DJ played was not so foreign after all... here is the very first song played:
video

Up next... Paris!

11 comments:

Day Old News said...

That reception space looks so cool! Never been to Israel, but would love to go some day. Glad you are back on the blog!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

What a great trip, Isreal is on my "travel to do list." Beautiful!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

What a great trip, Isreal is on my "travel to do list." Beautiful!

MMW said...

Oh I loved Israel. It's been so long since we've been back there. What did your daughter think of it? Such a landmark holiday.

Jordan said...

israelis love the black eyed peas :) glad you had a nice trip! israel is my favorite place on earth!

midnight macaroons said...

This is such an awesome post. I love all the pictures you posted. I would love to visit the Holy Land. My grandmother has been several times but I have yet had the opportunity to do so. The wedding looks amazing. How fun!!!

Shalom Mama!!! :)

Gigi

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a great trip and interesting place. Can't wait to hear more!!

Jordan said...

you havent blogged in a while, but i wanted to let you know i nominated you for an award on my blog :) check it out when you have a second!

xoxo,
jordan
www.queenofla.blogspot.com

Pink Julep Abroad said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! I have been wanting to go to Israel for ages! They are meant to have amazing cultural arts programs there so I want to see the ballet, symphony, etc. as well as sightsee!

University of Iowa Meg said...

Very cool pics! Hope you post again soon! :)

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

My husband is going to Isreal for 10 days this Fall with his mother, super jealous! Great photos, any recommendations?