Monday, February 27, 2006

The Galilee Tiyul...

Sorry I was away the past few days, but I was spending some quality time with my oldest daughter.

Continuing in the best of The Muqata's tradition of bringing you the latest and greatest sights of Eretz Yisrael, I accompanied my daughter and her class yesterday on a tiyul to the Lower Galilee region, right below The Gilboa Mountain range. Geographically (geologically?), the Gilboa mountains are northern part of the Shomron Mountain range.

They always need parents to join these trips as medics or armed escorts... My wife and daughter convinced me on Thursday that I should really make an extra effort to go. After all, its much more important than blogging...right?


Hiking through Israel during the late winter offers a wonderful view of nature and springtime's blooming of kalaniyot and other flowers. Nachal Yitzpor is a gently sloping, rock and wildflower filled valley that's a perfect hike for 4rth graders.





Everyone had a great time on the tiyul...till it started raining and everything got real slppery.

We somehow managed to get ourselves back to the road, and we entertained ourslves on the bus ride back telling scary stories. My daughter and her class had a great time despite the rain...

Enjoy the pictures and get ready for Rosh Chodesh Adar... (tonight)

The JBlogosphere is about to experience a new peak of craziness -- Watch this space tomorrow!



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16 comments:

Shoshana said...

Beautiful pictures! I am sure your daughter appreciated your blogging break.

Jack's Shack said...

It looks great.

Safranit said...

*tease* So where are the kalanyot? The only flowers you showed us are the Rakefot (cyclamen)*/tease*

Nice pictures...it is good to know some people actually get to tour around this country! I love Jerusalem, but I'd like to see another region.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Safranit - I so totally knew that, since my daughter corrected me as well during her tiyul...

Thanks :)

daat y said...

Does your daughter appreciate what you gaveup?

swiftthinker said...

aaaahhhhhhhhhh, the tiyulim. You're bringing back wonderful Israel memories. thanks.

FrumGirl said...

Thanks for the pics, luv 'em! Looking forward to the craziness, lol.

~ Sarah ~ said...

beautiful area... also brings back memories. tiyulim are just not the same in chutz la'aretz!!

Jerusalemcop said...

Adar???? what can eb crazy about Adar????

J.

David_on_the_Lake said...

This is definitely the most beautiful time of year in the Galil.
I have beautiful pictures of Gamla during Adar a few years ago....the whole valley is awash in wildflowers..

Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

Beautiful. Looks a bit like here in Northern California in the winter...

Glad it was a nice trip.

Ezzie said...

Um, more important than blogging?! Blasphemy!!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Daat Y: That's funny...I'll have to ask her :)

Ezzie: Well, I was taking pictures the whole time knowing that it would be also be stuff for my blog.

Balabusta: Overall it was a nice trips. There were a few hiccups, but I don't want to give Ezzie an excuse to write "Why does stuff like this ALWAYS happen to Jameel"

FG and J-Cop: Craziness is being planned for release on the first of Adar, tomorrow (Wednesday)morning, Israel time. Get ready...things are starting to rumble as the final touches are being put in place.

Rolling hills of green said...

you drove right by us and didn't even stop in for a visit! Next time your invited to come out of the rain, when you are right next store!

Dutch Girl said...

(its geographically, you got it right)

Anonymous said...

love these israel posts. and the pics too.
more please
zsta

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