Day 2 Israel
I was happy to leave the Boston airport and the mice running around me!
The flight was good but very disappointed the airline would not let me keep my window open. I always get window seats to look out the window. I missed great views and pictures of the alps, England, beautiful stars, a sunrise, etc... Later in the afternoon I finally could open it.
Did get to see the island of Paphos where Paul was.
So all in all a very long day and the biggest waste of a fall time change. Instead of gaining an hour, I lost like 8!
I'm in Israel! I was very glad I was with a tour group. It was hectic getting out but we were able to bi-pass a lot of stuff as they just ushered us through which was nice but it was very fast paced.
I met 10 of the 30 people on our tour leaving the airport and had a nice talk with our driver as I sat in the front seat! Driving here is nuts and motorcycles and scooters just drive wherever they want!
Tel Aviv is rising up there with other cities like Paris, London, and New York. By rising I mean expensive in addition to being a very modern city. Driving through the city I felt like it was a combination of New York, Miami, and Phoenix. I saw an incredible sunset that of course couldn't do justice with pictures. We met everyone on the tour and had a good buffet dinner before leaving for the old city of Jaffa.
One hard thing is Talia was a collector of Coca-Cola stuff. Anytime I'd travel anywhere, I'd send her pictures of signs or coke things in airports. Both Japan and Times Square have big digital displays so I'd video it and send it to her so she felt like she was here. There are so many coke signs everywhere. So I still took pictures of some of them to kind of keep her with me in that way.
Solomon called it the port for Jerusalem and got skilled workers and cedar trees from here I believe. Also Jonah heard from God about Ninava here and Peter came here .
So it starts. Just to think about that I'm standing where some of this went down! Amazing!
Very tired. Lots of cats here. My niece Esther is destroying me in Fantasy Football today so I'm glad I'm out of the country for that.
Much love and swing!
11/14/2022 01:22:23 pm
Delta would not let you open the shade? How strange - I wonder why? We flew out of Chicago on Royal Jordanian. As you know Dale's parents speak arabic - so we used all Arabic speaking guides and services. At the time tensions were high - but we felt "safe" being Americans on an Arabic tour bus. I would have loved to have heard it from your guides perspective! We will have to get together and compare notes! And photos!
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Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician