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.
While my parents were here, Jonathan and I took them to visit the ruins at Caesarea.
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.
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.
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.
I can has?
A Concerned Citizen