Busy, busy, busy…

Oh gosh, we’ve been so busy this holiday that there hasn’t been time to post, and what’s more, almost no time to knit!!!  (gasp)

We decided to rent a car for the week, so of course we must use it as much as possible.

Seder night was lovely, lots of reading – the kids are now old enough to do a great deal of it (with some help) – lots of singing, and of course, much too much good food. 

The following day we headed north to Rosh Hanikra, coast, cliffs and caves at the border crossing with Lebanon.

We took the cable car down into the grottos.

Although the weather was lovely, the sea was not very calm – it came rushing and crashing into the grottos and at one point I got soaked from my knees down!

The cliffs and rocks worn away by the sea are beautiful.

(I did take advantage of the lovely spot to work a bit on my baana scarf…)

Had lunch overlooking the sea – I never get tired of this view.

 

We went down to a nearby beach to enjoy the sunset before heading home.  On the way back, we stopped at a mall to pick up a few things and discovered that Coca Cola is having a holiday promotion – get your picture taken on a Coke bottle label and add a personalized message as a gift for Pesach!  Kidlet and I decided we simply had to do this, so…

Wednesday (yesterday) we headed south for a change, and went to the “big city”, which in this case means Tel Aviv.  Since partner and I had never been to the Azrieli Center, a complex of skyscrapers with a huge shopping mall at the base,  we decided that this would be our destination.  The mall was a madhouse, but we managed to make the rounds and see almost everything.  (We drew the line at standing for ages to get into H&M – that we refused.)

There are three towers in the complex, one square shaped, one circular, and one triangular. 

 The circular tower is the tallest of the three, measuring 187m (614ft) in height. The tower has 49 floors, making it the tallest building in Tel Aviv and the second tallest in Israel, after the Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan built in 2001. The top floor has an indoor observation deck – almost 360° – and a high-end restaurant, so up we went.  It was a great day to view the city, although partner complained a lot that we had to take pictures through the windows…

    

We had already had lunch downstairs in the mall, but we sat in the bar of the “high end” restaurant for dessert and drinks – what a treat!!!   Partner was quite pleased with her espresso, but my tea was really something special!

The Ronnefeldt Orange Cream – rooibos with orange and vanilla – was full bodied, sweet, and flavourful.  I had to savour it slowly!  It went perfectly with the exotic fruit salad I had.

Finely chopped fruits topped with kiwi sorbet, strawberries and mint leaves.  Quick, what’s the difference between sorbet and sherbet??   A sorbet is basically fruit juice and other liquid flavors mixed with finely chopped ice or otherwise super chilled, it does not contain eggs or dairy products. Sherbet does contain dairy or eggs.  Did you know?

Kidlet went for the sugar overload, she had the “Choco Coco” – chocolate and coconut layers.

It was all quite luxurious, and we enjoyed every drop…

Back down on solid ground again, we headed away from the mall for some window shopping on some of the main streets.  Well, ok, not just window shopping, there were a few things that made their way into our shopping bags…  We had dinner by the beach, and went for a beach walk before getting back in the car and returning north to Haifa.

Today kidlet is spending the day with her friends, and partner and I get to relax a bit.  We’ll probably go out later, before we pick da kid up.  And I just may get some time to work on the hoodie and the baana…

Do you like to just rest on holidays, or do you prefer to run/do/see as much as possible?

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Busy, busy, busy…”

  1. knitwonpurltoo Says:

    What a terrific tour. Thank you. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, so there are no ocean views here. We do have the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, though. We usually just get together and eat and enjoy ourselves on holidays. Again. Thank you so much for the chance to tag along on your holiday.

    • eclecticitee Says:

      I also grew up near a river…still water, but totally different. I’m happy as long as there’s some body of water nearby. As majestic as the desert is, I don’t think I could live in the south here. lol

  2. Esther Says:

    We also went to Rosh Hanikra on the holiday and I was pretty sure I saw you there but decided it would be a bit weird to just bounce up and say ‘hello’.

    We tend to stay at home on the holidays. After getting up at 5:30am every morning we love to take the opportunity to sleep in!

    • eclecticitee Says:

      Oh, I wish you had bounced up, it would have been lovely!!! As we drove past the turnoff to Shlomi, I mentioned “my knitter friend who lives there” and kidlet immediately wanted us to drop in on you so she could look up a friend of hers who lives there. 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: