The major activity during the day was a visit to the Biblical Zoo, which is pretty much just usual zoo that makes a point of noting which animals in its collection are mentioned in the Bible. Oh, and they have a replica Noah's ark! The only problem was that we had picked the hottest day of the year---it hit about 103F---to go.
|Rachel loves penguins. Always has.|
|We were surprised to learn that only 2 of some-17 penguin species actually come from Antarctica, so these South American ones were doing all right here|
|Samuel decided that he, too, really likes penguins.|
|He got a kick out of the whole idea of swimming birds!|
|These birds are NOT in the Bible|
|But Samuel liked them anyway|
|Bears, on the other hand, ARE mentioned in the Bible|
|This bear knows how to cool off|
|It was hot, Samuel was tired, I got to show what Father's Day is really about by carrying "a 100 pound backpack" around half the day|
|Lions, too, are in the Bible. Samson and David each killed one.|
|Samuel with prairie dog|
|Flamingos are not in the Bible|
Lunch at the Malcha Mall
My Father's Day treat was a treat for everyone---real Pizza Hut pizza!
Asaf Amichay Hair Design
Our first month here an American Jew who had made aliyah cut our hair. His name was Shmuel, and he was a great guy, but he decided to concentrate on studying and teaching Torah full time. So we started going to the guy who owned the shop. Used to be a model in Italy, studied hair in England, and plays a great Spanish guitar. Most of all, he is really good with Samuel.
|Asaf's the man!|
Dinner on the Roof of N otre Dame of Jerusalem
Shared our Father's Day dinner with Chris and Melissa Oliver . . . and I got some great pictures of the city while we were at it!