driving to Newark in the pouring rain.
hauling my aging mom and teen through Newark after not having traveled overseas for 20 years.
|on the way to the gate. what the..?|
|had these weird faux brick breakaway walls with reprinted vintage pics and bad fake graffiti.|
|found among the hollow displays of shot glasses t-shirts and mugs - dark chocolate with pop rocks? sure, I'm in!|
|some pretty tasty albums, actually...|
worst. airline. experience. ever.
and I've done a good amount of traveling.
I have some negative words to say about United.
but we got there, and we made it to Tel Aviv to regroup.
at the Artplus, about which I have positive things to say.
then off to the kibbutz:
|old tractor park|
|my dad's headstone|
|eitzim (olives) & carob growing next to each other in the cemetery|
|the tower marks the site of the original camp, Ayal.|
|the new front gate|
|these folks... 😊|
Beit Keshet is Home. it was So good to be there.
we drove out to Tzippori one morning:
|a mosaic stating 'enjoy life' by the toilet|
|the 'Mona Lisa of the Galilee' as they call her. I think she's Ariadne, seeing as how it's a mosaic depicting Dionysus' life, including a scene of their 'marriage'|
|pretty fancy floor. the white space with the black corner indicates where the couch goes|
|from the tower|
|these are the grapes that grow over the porch of 'Dionysus House'|
|that's Dionysus' front porch, where his grapes grow over his terrace|
|a pomegranate amongst the sabra fruit|
|look at all that cactus, and all that fruit!|
|they're like dinosaurs...|
|but look, a baby!|
|mosaic everywhere - wonder what this says?|
|Roman road with chariot-wheel ruts in it (caution: slippery) and mosaic galleries on either sides, most likely for market stalls|
and some of the mosaics the place is famous for:
|the 'Orpheus Mosaic'|
hang in there, this is only the first few days of the trip. there's plenty more to come!