Israel, here I come. Actually, here we come. HEU Tara will be joining me on my trip over the pond. It kind of came as a surprise to me that she would be interested, but she is. So much so that she has been learning Hebrew. Although I'm sure her MO is more to meet a nice Jewish boy, I'm not going to mention it, lol.
I'm really looking forward to seeing my family, most of whom I haven't seen in a decade, some I have never met.
It will also be fascinating to see the country itself. I realized in planning that there is no way to see even a fraction of the sights in the 9 days I will be there. So, we are limiting the tour to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dead Sea and some hiking in the Negev.
I am hoping to feel some sort of connection to Israel considering half of my family comes from the region. I did not feel that connection when in England (another part of the family). And I have still not made it to Russia or Germany.