Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea

Yesterday we went to the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi.  It was a lot of fun but the Dead Sea was kinda wavy so waves kept hitting the little kids in the face, which is very painful, so they spent a lot of the time crying.
Notice all the salt on the rocks.

After lunch we drove across the road to Ein Gedi.  After the little kids figured out it was fresh water and wasn't going to burn their eyes they had a lot of fun.

Random Pictures - Part 1

Watching a movie in our room.  We have the whole top floor of the house.  Its one big room.
Signing our names to the wall at Psagot.  Everyone that comes to pick grapes signs their name.
Sarah loves the tree house at Psagot
Mom, Deborah, Quentin, and Anna went to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum.
Riding the train to Ben Yehuda.  We eat there once a week.

Watching Toy Story in Hebrew.

Fancy Dinners and Shoveling Poop

 The night we got back from the Old City we all went up to Psagot so dad could work on a compressor at the winery.  That in itself is a funny story.  They spent at least two hours trying to figure out what was wrong when in the only problem was that it was plugged into the wrong outlet.  The electricity in Israel is messed up.  So while they were figuring that out, the rest of us were having the best time being served by the guys staying at Psagot:)  The guys decided to give the girls a break from cooking so they cooked all day.  That night they dressed all up in ties and everything.  They set the table all fancy and waited on us.  It was Zac's birthday so they sang him a couple funny versions of the birthday song:)  It was great.

A couple days ago we spent the day shoveling manure into buckets then dumping them on the grape plants.  We had a bucket brigade going.  It was hard work.  Everyone was sore the next day.  The saddest thing about it is, we have to do it again:P  But the bright side is there was a cookout waiting for us when we were done and then it started pouring rain so it washed most of the manure off us.

Everyone looks like they're working so hard:)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mt Olives and the Old City

After we went to Ammunition Hill we went to Mt. Olives and the Old City.
On Mt. Olives

Looking at the Old City from Mt. of Olives
We walked from the Mt. of Olives to the Old City
Waiting for our pizza.
Eating our pizza.
The western wall.
The women's section.
The men's section.

The boys all need their soda:)
Heading back to the vans.

Ammunition Hill

We've been to Ammunition Hill twice in the week and half we've been here.  Ammunition Hill is a memorial/museum for the soldiers who died in the six day war.  
The first time we went it was just our house and we took the train.  Then yesterday we went again with the rest of the group.
Waiting at the train stop.

The second time we went we had to wait a while for the rest of the group so we started Indian wrestling:) 
It got kinda crazy:)

After that got old we started arm wrestling.
The trenches got pretty tall.

This was the makeshift hospital.