The Shabbat before last, one of my blog-friends became a RLF, a real life friend!
Robin and her husband and their two kids drove half way across the country (45 minutes) to come up to the Hills of Jerusalem to visit me.
Robin is the photographer and author of her always-interesting blog "Around The Island."
At the local monastery, sweet Maya drank cold water emerging straight from the rock.
Ein el-Habis is most likely the spring that John the Baptist also drank from.
Itai and Maya took a seat next to the friars' new aviary.
The bench is new as well.
You just have to weld some scrap metal posts, saw some wood and attach it, and voila--a bench that cost nothing.
It's really fun to know you all in person now!