2013: Year in Review

Because it was so much fun a last year

January:  Spending New Years in the Golan, hiking Masada, and staying in this most amazing of places in the Negev desert (home of the HBDP) — all during Jenelle’s visit.

January 5, 2013 | Negev Desert, Israel

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Gluten Free in the Holy Land

Living gluten free is very different here than it is in the States. I don’t eat out, so Jonathan and I have to cook a lot more. A lot more.

Luckily, there is a gluten free grocery store in Tel Aviv where I can buy things like gluten free pita and baguettes, frozen veggie burgers and falafel, and numerous other treats. The only drawback? While Friday-Saturday is our weekend in the West Bank, due to Shabbat in Israel, the store is only open until 1PM on Fridays, and not at all on Saturdays.

So…about once a month, my Friday looks something like this:

(1) Attempt to sleep in. Curse the GF store for closing at 1PM and drag self out of bed at approx. 9:30AM.
(2) Make or otherwise procure tea, coffee, and something that resembles food for breakfast. Leave house and hit the road.

Fresh strawberries
May 18, 2012 | Berries for Breakfast

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Hello 2013

Happy New Year in Lights in front of the Bethlehem Intercontinental
December 29, 2012 | Intercontinental Hotel, Bethlehem

Just in time for the lunar new year (almost)!

This year, I rang in the New Year with Jon and Jenelle in the Golan Heights at a B&B on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. We drove up the night of the 31st, arriving late in the night — somehow managing to stay up until the wee hours of the morning anyway.

Cabin surrounded by palm trees
January 1, 2013

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2012: Year in Review

I got inspired to take a look back at my year in pictures. 2012 was a crazy year.

January:  Jonathan and I traveled to Florida for a friend’s wedding in West Palm Beach. While in-state, we also celebrated his birthday, met up with his parents at Harry Potter World, took a boat tour of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, visited the Kennedy Space Center, and took a bike tour of Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. We were .thisclose. to alligators.

Shark Valley Area of Everglades National Park
January 16, 2012

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Haifa: Now There’s a Beach

Dear World,

I can has?

A Concerned Citizen

View from the window
September 7, 2012

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