I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Bryan and I did. The school put together an authentic American Thanksgiving. The students and cooks did a great job. The food was delicious, the company was a lot of fun, and the desserts were plentiful. I didn’t get much homework done, but it was a holiday. They didn’t have your layered jello, Grandma, so it wasn’t a perfect Thanksgiving, but it was close.
The pictures above are of Tell Dor. There are not too many natural harbors on the coast of Israel. Only 3 I believe. And none of the three were ever really under Israelite control, except for a few times. Anyways, this is the middle one of the three, south of Mt Carmel. It juts out into the Mediterranean.
As you can tell it was raining the day we saw it. This was part of our Galilee trip. When it rains in Israel they will tell you not to bother with umbrellas because it rains sideways. It’s true. We had to walk about 10 minutes through the rain to get to this tell. One half of my pants and coat were soaked, the other half was dry. I am not exaggerating either. If I had been smart we would have gotten pictures to prove it but we didn’t.
Alas, you’ll have to content yourself with the rainbow….
Hi there. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I thought of you yesterday as I put the finishing touches on the dinner. We had 19 people before the day was over. We started out with 13 for dinner, and then more and more people arrived. It was a wonderful day – filled with family, friends, and good food. Mike’s mom is hanging in there and she enjoyed the day also. She still has an appetite, let me tell you!
Chris and Alison went to Al’s parents for Thanksgiving – her brother was up from Florida where he is going to school. They hadn’t seen him in a long time, so they were all excited that he was home. Chris called last night and if the weather holds, they will be here on Sunday. I am looking forward to spending time with them. They are doing well and all seems fine on that front!
We woke up yesterday morning to SNOW! The world was blanketed in a white cover. It was beautiful. The snow had come as very fluffy, and stuck to all of the trees and bushes. Then it warmed up (to 37) and much of it melted – the roads were fine, and you could start to see grass again. Our nephews were all excited because they snowmobiled in the morning! (Diehards, eh?) The Channel 13 weather guys predicted lake effect snow for last night – for the Holland area. We woke up to a winter wonderland, again. It has stopped snowing now, but it was coming down hard while Mike and I ate breakfast.
I am enjoying reading your blog. Thanks for keeping it up. It makes you seem in closer proximity since I know what you are up to! The pictures have been super.
Enjoy the time you have left. I am so looking forward to seeing you when you get back. It doesn’t feel like August was all that long ago, but the calendar says it was!
Mike is snoozing at the kitchen table, his mom is snoring in her recliner, and I think it is time for a siesta for me, too!
Keep looking up,
Happy Thanksgiving! The pics are nice 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you had a good dinner! 🙂