All of the seniors going on this trip are older than myself. I am now in my 79th year. However, different than these eight, I have had the wonderful experience of learning what it means to become an older senior while traveling.
So now when I contemplate making a journey to Israel, I compare that trip with how it would be for me just staying in my apartment. My apartment always wins! That's why I very likely will not make a future trip to Israel.
What is my process of contemplating a trip to Israel? It's always the same. First I go to my blog pages for my Israel trips in 2008 and 2010. Then, I go to the El Al Airlines web site and enter trip dates into El Al's reservation pages.
After that, I go to CraigsList Jerusalem and search for share rentals. I have been all over Israel during my three trips there. However, it is in Jerusalem where my dreaming heart would go if I ever return.
Here is a video that I captured in Jerusalem on May 25, 2010. I put this video here to share with you the feeling of being in Jerusalem..
Shalom Chaverim L'hitraot means: Go in peace friend, until we meet again.
PS: 2am Sunday morning on the balcony
Usually, it is not possible to hear the tinkling sound of the waterfall on the balcony. Because the sound of traffic on the nearby interstate overwhelms that tinkle.
Because it is very early Sunday morning, traffic is at its lightest. I am out on the balcony because it is cooler here than inside my apartment. And the cot is here so that even sleeping on the balcony is a possibility.
Temperature on the balcony right now is 77°. Inside at my bed, 87°. We have entered the warm summer months in San Diego County. It got up to 99° today.
Because of the cot, I find myself out on the balcony more than ever before!