On our own again…

Well, after a wonderful [almost] month, Neil left this morning to head back to the USA.  So we’re both on our own again, at least for the next couple of months until he returns.

Apologies for the silence on this end over the past few weeks – it’s not that we’ve been particularly busy [at least, not if you define busy as leaving the house], but we’ve been with one another, which kind of defeats the original purpose of this blog  – to keep each other informed of our goings-on while apart.

In any case, despite spending quite a bit of time working, we managed to get out a bit.  First, we took a four-day trip to the Golan Heights and northern Israel – see our trip map:

The various places we visited over our four-day excursion

Neil, per usual, took many lovely photos, which you can see here, here and here.

We also took a lightening-fast trip down south, through parts of the Negev desert:

...and this is the map of places we visited in the south, all in ONE day. Craziness!

This trip was with family friends who know the country very well and are happy to share that knowledge.  Of course, the down side to having a tour guide is that you go at the tour guide’s pace.  We were a little exhausted after this particular one-day zip through the Negev.  Not exhausted enough to prevent Neil from processing more beautiful pictures.  Check them out.

And, of course, we managed to get to the beach – maybe not every day, but at least three times a week.  Believe it or not, it is still summer in Israel! Well, it’s starting to get cooler in the evenings, and we’ve been sleeping with a light blanket for the past few weeks…but nothing like December temperatures in the Northeastern United States.  I am thankful for that…

Anyway, I guess now it’s really back to work for us. There are lots of visits and visitors to Israel coming up in the next weeks and months, so I need to get my interviews done while I can!

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