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It has been almost 5 months since we moved to Haifa! Time is going by fast. As of yesterday summer is officially upon us. Luckily the weather here has been really nice. It has been in the mid-80s to mid-90s, with a decent breeze for several weeks. 5 years in Texas definitely prepared us for the heat. So far it hasn’t been as bad as Texas, but I’m sure it will be soon. 🙂

Last night (June 21) we went to a beach BBQ with several friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We got to go in the water (Tim got his ankles wet, where as I was more adventurous), watched the sun set over the Mediterranean (again! It never gets old), and enjoyed veggie kabobs. We had a lot of fun.

Then today we went to Daliyat El-Carmel, a a Druze village high on the slopes of Mt. Carmel (Click for more info) with our awesome friends Nadav and Zarish. It is about a 30 minute drive from Haifa and along the way we saw some of the most beautiful views. The Druze village was really neat. Lots of shops and outdoor markets. We also had an amazing lunch and some tasty desserts. Then we went on a short hike and saw so much of northern Israel’s landscape. We could even see Nazareth! It was cool.

This week we will be finishing up our Hebrew course. Tim has learned so much. Unfortunately I am not as studious as Tim. My Hebrew is about as good as my Spanish. 😦 We also have a busy summer ahead of us. In August Tim will be going to a conference in Germany.  Hopefully I will meet him there and we will spend a week traveling around my old stomping grounds. We also hope to take a trip to Caesarea and Nazareth.

We hope you all are well and have a fun, adventurous summer.

Earlier today Timothy sent me a message saying he wanted to have a picnic at the beach for dinner.  I made a salad and packed some hummus and crackers. Once Timothy got home from work, we were off to Hof Carmel. The beach is only a 20 minute bus ride away, which is really nice. Once we got to the beach we sat on a grassy outdoor auditorium where we had a perfect view of the water and the sun setting.

The food was good, the company was great, and the view was beautiful.

Israel definitely has its perks.

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