Warning: The following post may exceed the recommended daily allowance for other people’s vacation pictures. Proceed at your own risk.
Some people collect stamps; others collect rare coins.
But as longtime readers are aware, here in TRLEOOB (=the real life equivalent of our blog), we collect national parks.
And so, seeing as this is chol hamo’ed and all, the extended Shiputzim family headed off to Ein Chemed National Park today.
Ein Chemed is a tributary of Nachal Kisalon, and the park includes Crusader ruins, a playground, a short trail, and several scenic picnic spots.
In addition, this week, there’s a so-called “Fairy Tale Festival” at the site – with appearances by Peter Pan, Captain Hook, a witch, Rapunzel, and several other characters.
The festival is definitely geared for younger kids, but since it gave the teenagers a chance to grumble – and thereby raised the all-important KQ (the kvetching quotient) – everyone was pleased… :-)
Here, then, are some pictures of the site:
First, the requisite shot of the price list – to show how much money we saved as a result of our National Parks Authority membership:
What have you been doing during Chol Hamo’ed Pesach?
!שבת שלום ומבורך ומועדים לשמחה