Finally…. As with the last few trips to Israel, the anticipation begins building months in advance to the point now that I simply cannot wait to board the plane, have a glass of wine and go to sleep!! A real bennie this time is that our flight is direct from Charlotte to Rome and a scant two hour layover before the final leg to Tel Aviv! Total transit is about 15 hours, the shortest ever!
So, inspite of the excitement, I have begun the dreaded packing. Of special note, the new Ani Yosef T-shirts came in today, thanks to Ken Rank and Hilltop Designs! The design, slightly visible in the pic, has changed a bit since Sukkot with a really cool variation in the works for those who participate in the Sukkot 2019 trip.
We’ll get there a couple days early and plan to stay at a B&B in Tiberius overlooking the Kinneret with an amazing view we experienced last year on a day trip through the area. Avigail is a wonderful hostess and friend that we met at the 2nd Bney Yosef National Congress. Breakfast on her patio and Shabbat in that local will be outstanding! Watch for pics and commentary.