Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blowin’ in the wind

…And thus, Chanukah 5771 comes to an end.

Strangely enough, we didn’t have a chance to visit a single national park during the festival.

But if you’re thinking that this means that you get a reprieve and that I won’t be boring you to tears with our vacation pictures, think again.

Because during our recent trip up North, Be-All-You-Can-Be graciously took time out from his arduous duties as Our Shiputzim’s official military advisor and led us off the beaten track – I mean that literally; a rugged army jeep would’ve been more in order :-) -  to see the wind turbines in the Golan.

So, not only do I have pictures of our trip to show you… (As always, click on the photos for a closer view.)

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…But I have a couple of videos too!

According to Be-All-You-Can-Be, the stationary turbine in the second video isn’t broken. Rather, the turbines are programmed to stop turning once they’re all powered up.

Thank you, Be-All-You-Can-Be, for the fascinating tour and for sharing some of your incredible knowledge with us!

!שבת שלום ומבורך


P.S. Jennifer in MamaLand kindly included my Poland trip post in the latest Jewish Homeschooling Blog Carnival. Be sure to check it out!


  1. The winds are expected to blow this Shabbat, hopefully bringing rain and not outing electricity.

  2. love the pics (and the videos!)! hope y'all had a lovely hanukkah! i bet it was delicious at your house!!

  3. Batya - Hopefully, these winds are a sign that winter is finally here to stay!

    Galit - Thanks, and have a wonderful week!

  4. The winds certainly are blowing, I just saw a man in a rowboat fly past my office window!

    Isn't the rain wonderful?

  5. Miriyummy - LOL! Here in TRLEOOB (=the real life equivalent of our blog), we've been waiting for Mary Poppins to fly in on a kite... :-)

  6. The pictures are excellent and the videos at least try to capture the essence of the wind. I think next time you will be better served to show how the adults and kids were getting blown all over the place like feathers. :)

    Seeing as all the cars seemed to emerge from the ordeal in less then five pieces, next time we should try a few anti-tank ditches. Now that should be an adventure!

    Anyhow, it was absolutely a pleasure.

  7. Be All You Can Be - next time we should try a few anti-tank ditches
    Does this mean that you're running for the Vaadat Tiyul for Chanukah 5772 IY"H?


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