Summer often brings visits of friends from the United States.
Luckily my village (moshav) in the middle of the Jerusalem Hills is surrounded by forests and interesting hiking trails.
Walk five or ten minutes from my house and you can pick up the Israel Trail or the Hadassah Trail or the Trail of the Springs.
Meet Kristine and Mark. Mark was the director of Heifer Ranch in Arkansas for most of the six years (1996-2002) that I lived and worked as a volunteer there.
If you don't know about Heifer International, check it out. They give livestock and training to needy folks around the world.
Robin, another blogger here in Israel, has a meme every Sunday about what summer means for us. You are welcome to visit or join in the fun.
Hope to meet many of you when you come visit Jerusalem someday too! Shalom.