This weekend I am off (again) on a work trip. I think my work wants me in a constant state of jet lag. This time I am visiting Israel. I am very excited to be here… even though I will definitely miss bacon (and my family… got to say that or I will be in trouble). I will try to share in my own way pictures of this trip… which means I will probably not be posting “normal” tourist pictures.
I arrived Sunday morning around 1:00 am after a horrible flight. We had a surprise layover in Detroit… One of those layovers where you have to sit in the plane for several hours waiting for a passenger to be taken off by paramedics. I found out from the “plane gossip” that the passenger had a heart attack… how inconsiderate… I have places to be. (Actually I hope he/she is ok)
Here is a travel tip for anyone flying to Israel through this airport… if you want to ride the escalators instead of climbing the stairs you need to wear shoes but make sure those shoes are not “Crocs”… each escalator had a sign that states “it is forbidden to ride on escalator with Crocs shoes”. (Don’t worry about me… I have never worn these shoes… they kind of remind me of the 80s Jelly shoes)
I was treated very well at the airport with polite professionalism. I feel strange writing that but for some odd reason I thought they would be very rude and mean… It must be because of all the stories I have heard describing how serious they take security. I did see one sign that seemed to reinforce my stereotype. You can see a picture of that sign below. “Buy & Bye”… I think that is a bit rude… and it could make one feel a bit used or at minimum it could make one feel unappreciated. GESH… just make the purchase and go away… (reminds me of my dating life in college)
We arrived at the hotel about an hour after passing through the airport… most of that time was at the car rental… someone had removed/deleted our reservation. I was too tired to really care… just wanted to sleep plus it was very dark outside so I wasn’t really able to see much on the drive nor was I able to see very much around the hotel. I am always very concerned about my hotel location since I love early morning walks. I woke up an hour before we were suppose to meet and I was thrilled with what I saw…. The hotel I am staying on is right on the beach and is very beautiful
It was very difficult going into work… what a beautiful day. It was depressing to leave such an awesome place to go and sit in an office conference room for 9 hours. I did notice something a bit weird on the way in and am going to finish this blog with that…
Here is my Weird Picture of the Day (Israel)
Please come back… I believe that I actually will have time to take half a day off to visit some historic places and I will try to share pictures of those places with you in the posts that follow.