Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Membership has its privileges

I should probably warn you.

Here in TRLEOOB*, we’ve declared this the Year of the National Parks.

Or, to put it in blogging terms, you may be seeing a significant number of posts about Israel’s national parks.

Let me explain. (All together now, “No, there is too much. Let me sum up...”)

Back in August – you know, that lazy, halcyon, and far-off time when homework, making lunches and getting everyone out in the morning were but distant memories – YZG and I decided, pretty much on the spur of the moment, to become members of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

You see, we realized that if we visited at least three national parks within one year, a twelve-month family membership would more than pay for itself.

And so we joined.

Since then, we’ve been to two parks - watch this space for further details – and we’re hoping that Chol Hamoed Succot will IY”H help take us way over the break-even line.

Indeed, as you can imagine, we’re determined to maximize our investment by going to as many national parks this year as possible.

In other words, if you look carefully, you just may detect a pattern both to our upcoming tiyulim (trips) and to many of my future posts.

So, if you happen to be visiting any one of Israel’s beautiful national parks over the course of the coming year, please be sure to come over and say hello.

You shouldn’t have any trouble recognizing us.

We’ll be the ones with the Heblish-speaking children…



*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. We joined last year and it was so worth it. On our recent camping trip we paid NOTHING for all the activities and the camping site (Chorshat Tal) was half price.

  2. Thanks, Baila. That's good to know.

  3. I will be happy to read about any of your tiyulim. Especially if you provide pictures (and they don't necessarily have to be in the form of photos).

  4. Leora - I was going to put up the first national park post this week, but real life (read: Rosh Hashanah preparations) got in the way. Maybe next week...

  5. The parks pass is a great deal! We startd buying them before we came on aliya when we realized in the course of a 2 week trip we easily got our money's worth.

    PSA: they have an English website for those who want more info. Google Israel National Parks to find it.

  6. Thanks, Anon. Here's the link:

    Shanah tovah u'metukah to you and yours.


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