Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ahh, November

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November in Israel. There's just nothing like it.
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Park Darom - just ten minutes from home.
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We spent the morning doing brunch in the park with friends, complete with freshly-made omelettes and coffee, not to mention an obscene amount of side dishes. The company was great, the weather was positively glorious, there were birds to feed, waterskiiers to watch... Yes, I said waterskiiers. Look carefully at the pictures, though. Notice anything strange? Like the lack of some basic equipment, like, say, a boat??? Yes folks, this is cable waterskiing. Has to be seen to be believed. I tried it twenty years ago and was amazed to see that other than a proliferation of wake boarders and a few trick ramps not much has changed.
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Tel Aviv. From the sublime straight through to the ridiculous. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
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This guy wiped out about three seconds after I shot this

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Notice the cables?

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Why do I live here? Days like this are why.


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15 comments:

"Sunshine" said...

The weather looks gorgeous! Wish is was sunny and warm here (we have cold and rain right now--ick). Great pictures of the kids and the park.

mother in israel said...

I've never heard of that park. I want to check it out.

Robin said...

You definitely should. It's good-sized, has loads of playground equipment and picnic tables, ducks to feed, a train to ride (for a small fee), etc. There are boats to rent as well but they were closed today. (Not sure I'd want to though, the water was a bit green...). Oh, and the entry is free :). The park's official name is Park Menachem Begin now if you're looking it up.

Marinka said...

That's beautiful! Enjoy it

Neas Nuttiness said...

I've never heard of cable waterskiing. Looks like fun (but I wouldn't try it myself.)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

*sigh*

November West of Mars: Rainy with a probability of snow.

I envy you at times.

Island Travel Girl said...

Looks beautiful :) Wish I was there to see it in person ! Thanks for the fbook heads up - I found you and the TLOL group :)

Dawn on MDI said...

Marvelous! A beautiful day in a gorgeous location with a loving family. The waterskiing thing was interesting - loved the cable idea. The photos are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Kelley said...

Love all the pics!

Except one. Just at the bottom. The rest of the pic is gorgeous but there is a pink monstrosity at the bottom burning my eyes!

Phyllis Sommer said...

love it love it love it!
thanks for sharing this great post:-)

anymommy said...

Mmmm, beautiful, thanks for sharing the pictures.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I just love your posts about Israel. Enjoy the warm weather! We're dipping into freezing temps soon!

poppy fields said...

Love the photos of your neighborhood...what a great day to be out and about :)

Jientje said...

*sigh*
What a beautiful sunny place you live in! You make me so jealous!

sheila said...

Simply beautiful! Love the fact that you have a duck and what looks like a small reindeer in the same park. Beautiful weather for november. I'm in Ohio and it's cold and snowy ;o(