So much to tell, so little time!
I am flying to the USofA today! But I will be spending less than 35 hours of it (cumulatively) on the contiguous 48. That’s right. My family and I are off to the gorgeous lush relaxing island of Kauai, the northernmost (and slightly less touristic) in Hawaii. It’s hard to believe. I’ve been working 18 hour days for a week now preparing for leaving, and now I’m leaving in about 10 hours, and I’m still working, and I haven’t started packing or cleaning or anything. I’m going to end up on a beach, completely strung out after 2 days of endless flights, and not know how I friggin got there. Oh well. C’est la vie. And I must say, I’m liking my vie very very much these days. Now if I could only catch some more zzz’s and do better catching up on work and studies. But I’m lucky. Quite.
Some things to report:
Last 2 days of the Jerusalem Wine Festival! It’s at the Israel Museum tonight (17/8) and tomorrow (18/8) from 7pm-midnight. You pay about 70 nis at the door, get a lovely Riedel glass (that you get to take home with you if you haven’t broken it yet), and drink endlessly from your choice of 30+ Israeli wineries. With Jacob’s fresh cheeses and locally made gourmet chocolate also at hand, it’s a fun time. I managed our stand the last two days, and all I have to say is GAMLA NEBBIOLO. If you’re reading my blog, which hardly anyone does, but if you do, and you go, ASK FOR THE NEBBIOLO at the Golan Heights stand. It’s under the counter. And it’s incredible.
The Jewish High Holy Days are coming up. If you like wine at all (and I’m assuming you do if you’re reading this), it’s the best time of year to taste almost every wine you’ve been curious about. Pesach and Rosh Hashana are the biggest wine sales events – so the week before you’ll find free tastings at almost every wine store and supermarket in the country. So go! Explore! Drink! This is everyone’s chance to expand their horizons without having to leave their own neighborhoods.