1: A lazy Sunday afternoon...
2: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | CELEBRATING CHANUKAH WITH BOBBY AND ZEIDA | Snow day cupcakes...
3: First ice skating trip with Maayan aka the day Noam broke his back
4: ANNIVERSARY | Spending time with family
5: Happy Purim!
7: First Spring Hike
8: at long last...happy third birthday maayan!
13: Strawberry picking at the farm
14: End of year party at Yaldenu with Mr Joe
15: Boat ride in Central Park and a trip to the aquarium
16: Yogi in Training
17: Coney Island
18: Post camp play dates
20: Central Park/ Aliyah Denial
21: At the airport
23: Van San Park
25: Ice Skating in Bryant Park, Thanksgiving with Tamar and post-comp celebrations
26: Happy Chanukah!
29: S T L U C I A
30: Touring the island... Volcano... Fish Market... Cocoa Bean...
32: Hot springs...migrant workers...sulfur volcano...stadium...beaded bracelets...snorkeling... fresh fish...live outdoor concerts...
33: Every view is breathtaking...
34: Hi all, Today we hit the rainforest. On our way, we passed through acres of farms, which basically means that we rode up and down huge cliffs covered in trees growing 4 diff types of bananas, over 30 types of mango, grapefruit, oranges, breadfruit, breadnut, acai...Not an inch of land is bare, except for the extremely narrow roads... Our guide was a police officer who works as a taxi driver on his days off, and like all of the other natives, spends all of his free time barbecuing and partying on the beach. What a life! We hiked through the rainforest for 2 miles and I even spotted a weird animal that is a combo of a rat and a rabbit...our guide told us that he sees an avg of 1 per year! We also found the equivalent of all natural vicks vapor rub, bandaids, gunpowder and bug repellent coming from the trees. As we emerged from the rainforest, our taxi driver surprised us with freshly picked grapefruit- they were the sweetest fruit I have ever eaten! We also went to a waterfall, which is on the premises of a rastafarian, who lives in a completely sustainable and almost zero carbon footprint farm- he uses old coconut shells as fertilizer, 2 solar panels for his electricity, and a piston pump from his waterfall for his water. he was very excited to see noam's kippa! among the many things we saw there, including a pineapple tree (which produces one fruit per tree and takes a yr to grow) we got to try real sugar cane- it was, not surprisingly, very sweet! we're sure that he was growing some other plants, but we had a police officer on us, so we didn't see them...it was amazing to see how on his own he provides all of his needs from medicine to food. Our hotel is completely open, overlooking the ocean, so there is a constant breeze and live music plays all night long...we are heading out now. Wish Noam luck on kitesurfing tomorrow. Have a good night, Nomi and Noam
40: Kite Surfing Pros and Last Coconut Shake
41: P U R I M
42: happy birthday dovid