Thursday, April 21, 2011

National Park: Ein Chemed Edition

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:IMG_3955 

The Crusader ruins:IMG_4024 IMG_4021 

The spring:  IMG_4001 IMG_3974 IMG_3979      As always, please click on the pictures for a closer view.

What have you been doing during Chol Hamo’ed Pesach?

!שבת שלום ומבורך ומועדים לשמחה


  1. Looks like a great place to visit - I will add it to my "wish list."

  2. I understand the post better now that I have seen the other photos.
    So far I have been busy with the house and I have read a few books. I have also been thinking of the new interview series, have written out the interview and sent requests to various people.

  3. Leora - I think you would really enjoy visiting this park!

    Ilana-Davita - I look forward to reading your new series!

  4. I would love to visit this park! We just came back from a grand tour of my husband's old stomping grounds: Brooklyn. We walked around the Botanical Garden.

  5. very nice, the furthest I went was to work

  6. I didn't think you "exceed the recommended daily allowance for other people’s vacation pictures" :) I enjoyed them thanks!
    Shabbat Shalom & Moadim L'Simcha

  7. Laura - Sounds like a fun outing!

    Batya - B"H, a very nice time was had by all.

    Daniela - I'm glad you enjoyed them!

    Chag samei'ach to all!

  8. Walked across the George Washington bridge, boy was i scared

  9. Y W - Back when YZG was in YU, he did that once or twice.


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