Monday, September 23, 2013

Sukkot

We're in the midst of Sukkot this week.  It's a harvest festival and one of the HIGH HOLY DAYS here in Israel.  During Sukkot, we moved from our regular apartment into our pal Koby's apartment.  We enjoy this neighborhood a lot.  We have walked around this week, checking out the sukkahs.  Yesterday we headed to Jerusalem to visit our fantabulous niece. LOTS of people were there celebrating Sukkot.  We walked through Sacher Park, ate lunch at a phenomenal restaurant next to Mahane Yehuda market where the ingredients are harvested from the market each day.  We saw the Fauve Exhibit and the King Herod exhibit at the Israel Museum.  Then we headed back home.  I was disappointed that I didn't get to walk on the ramparts in the Old City, but I'll do that next time.  I'm dying to walk on those ramparts.

Traffic in Jerusalem was really tough stuff.  Husbandman and I traded personalities when I FREAKED OUT in the middle of a huge traffic jam. We were trying to get out of the city and we were being emotionally crushed by cars, blocked off streets, and hordes of humanity. I began pulling out my hair, but  Husbandman told me, "Let's remember we had a great day.  We'll get through this traffic.  We just have to be patient."  It was like a Vulcan Mind Meld kind of thing.  The likes of which I've never before seen. At any rate, I made a little slide show of our day.  The slide show blurs the pix a bit, so I'm not too happy about that.  To tell you the truth.

video


6 comments:

LH said...

This slide show is less than 2 minutes long, so I don't see any reason why people wouldn't watch it. But maybe people don't like to watch slideshows. I'm torn about this.

mm said...

At first when I opened your new post in Feedly I was disappointed because there was not pix... then I saw the slideshow! Well done!

Anonymous said...

The slide show is wonderful. I like how the pics meld into the background as a new one appears. Well done! I'm so glad you got to visit with Laura. You are seeing some incredible stuff, my friend!!!
jw

KC said...

I watched it. It was really cool. I liked the music. The food pix were divine.

dw said...

v. cool slide show, lh!

cb said...

The slideshow was great. Very well done. And the music was perfect -- nice jazzy bass.

The mind meld story made me chuckle but I'm relieved that you got through the traffic -- that sounded intense.