Many of you rightly observed that although Har HaZeitim sounds like a fascinating place to visit, it may not be the ideal destination during
hot, er, climatically-challenged weeks like this one.
And so, the Our Shiputzim Tourism Department has taken the liberty of suggesting an indoor summertime activity: a tour of Better Place’s visitors center in Pi Glilot.
Better Place (I know I’m not the only one who wants to say “the Better Place” or “a Better Place”… :-)) is the company founded by Shai Agassi which is working to build an electric vehicle network throughout Israel.
The tour includes a movie (aka a “multimedia presentation” in tourist-site-speak) during which the audience sits on refurbished seats from used cars; demonstrations of the company’s cutting-edge technologies; and the chance to test drive an electric car.
YZG wryly noted that the 1½-hour tour is basically a long infomercial for the company.
And he has a point.
But since the visitor center was air-conditioned, the kids had fun, and, best of all, admission was free, we didn’t mind
selling our souls to crass commercialism listening to their sales pitch…
Coming up: A recommendation for another free and climate-controlled vacation activity.