Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spiderdama in the Jerusalem Hills!

Blog-friend visitors, all the way from Norway!
Spiderdama and Spiderdan flew to Israel with the whole family!
And they were brave enough to drive in Passover holiday traffic to come visit me.
Levi tested the bench in the grotto where John the Baptist might have lived.

Petter drank the living waters flowing from a spring inside the mountain.
St. John might have baptized with this water.
In Arabic it is called Ain el Habis, the spring of the hermit.

Here by the monastery fish pond you can see them all--
Tania, Dan, Malin, Petter, and Levi.
The kids are so bright and pleasant, and their English is great.
It was a pleasure to meet the family for the first, and hopefully not the last, time.
Tania and Dan like to climb cliffs and walls.
At my request they even started "bouldering" up the rusticated stones of a 900-year-old Crusader house! You HAVE TO see that photo!
It and many more great pictures of Israel, Norway, Russia, and now even the Jerusalem Hills, are over at Tania's blog, Spiderdama.
Shalom and thanks to my new friends!


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Reader Wil said...

How wonderful to meet blogging friends! Very nice post,Dina!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hello Dina! I see you had some wonderful visitors! Simply marvelous. I also visited Spiderdama's blog...I see what you mean about climbing the wall.

Anonymous said...

Unique, probably as the city, where life, friendship and hope shall always meet.

Ann said...

Blogging friends become real friends. How fantastic.

Robin said...

How fun! What a great way to spend the day, in a beautiful place which blogfriends you're meeting for the very first time.

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cieldequimper said...

Oh I love this! Bloggers meeting is such fun.

Kay said...

What fun to meet another blogger. I'm hearing of more and more people meeting through blogs. Isn't this the most fun? Fabulous photos as well on both your blogs.

VP said...

My compliments to Spiderdama and Spiderdan and their family, with a bit of envy... Nice pictures, great kids!

Trotter said...

Hi Dina! Finally some time to stop by... And to land on a great blogger's meeting!!

Blogtrotter Two is not travelling so far to Jerusalem, thus will be waiting for you in Amsterdam... ;) Enjoy and have a superb weekend!!

JM said...

I have visited Spiderdama's Photoblog and the photos taken in Israel are fantastic.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Looks like they had a good visit

Francisca said...

This is so great, Dina! What a great post. It really warms my heart when I see blogger friends meet and have a good time together. I also left a hello with Spiderdama. Both of you did such a fine post of your warm day spent together.

Spiderdama said...

Malin writing from Tanias computer:
Hello Dina!:-)
Finally, I found your blog!
I think it was so nice to meet you in Jerusalem. I had a great day and enjoyed all that you showed us.
My trip to Israel is a memory for life. I hope not it will be the last time I get to meet you or come to Israel.
Love and hugs from Malin:-)