It’s hump day!!! Just kidding, but we did ride camels today.
We had a busy day exploring two deserts. It was interesting to see the differences in the landscapes.
Before our desert adventures, we took a tour of Ran’s kibbutz. What an interesting place! The whole idea of a kibbutz is so different from anything we have in the United States. We heard stories of Ran’s “wild” life as the son of a kibbutz member. We learned that they used to have lobsters and pigs! How unkosher!
After spending time at the kibbutz, we toured the desert. As we drove, we were all amazed with how different the landscape can be from one minute to another - even in a small country like Israel.
Next, we saw the place where David Ben-Gurion is buried. It is easy to imagine why he chose to be buried there. The scenery is unreal! (Check out our photo of the beautiful landscape.)
Right now, we are sitting in our Bedouin tent oasis. A feast is awaiting us, as well as a walk in the desert to gaze at the 3,000 stars you can see out here where there are no cities.
We love you all!
The Dreidels (sivivon)
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