Little girls were happily running around dancing, laughing and chasing each other. It was a common scene except that there were 6 children speaking in Hebrew. Knowing that most children are now back in school, we approached their parents and asked if the children were still on their summer vacation.
They were actually two families both from Israel who just met each other yesterday. Children have keen sense of who to trust and they first befriended each other and brought their parents into the loop.
One family has 3 months of traveling and the second, 6 months. J.J. and I immediately felt a kinship as we have taken our two sons on numerous trips as early as when they were still in a baby seat. The two families met yesterday and they depart today going in their separate ways. Watching the families bidding farewell, J.J. and I wondered if they would reconnect again.
We exchanged emails with Nir and Barki and thank them for inviting us to contact them when we visit Israel. No plans in our immediate horizon, but visiting the Holy Land including the Sea of Galilee, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Mount of Olives, Tel Aviv, etc. is definitely on our bucket list.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves” - Euripides
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” -Francis Bacon, Sr.
"Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings." -- Hodding Carter
Aloha -- Cathi