I’m back…


It’s been over three days, and a lot of mileage behind me, but it’s been one hell of a festival.

I set out early Thursday morning, after spending the whole night awake, and got on a LOOOONNNGG bus ride up to Beit She’an. At least it was a dedicated transport, so I didn’t have to trade buses anywhere. JJ, Yed, Elon and Yaakov were with me, and we all tried to catch some sleep. No luck.

When we all finally got there, it was HOT! I forgot that the weather is hotter elsewhere in Israel. Jerusalem’s such a nice temperature.

Well, we found a nice place to set camp, which wasn’t easy, believe me, because there were SOOOO meany people there already, and many more to come. We pitched my tent, took about 15 minutes to raise the “6-man monstrosity” to the awe and amazement of everyone else around. It’s literally an 8- (if not more) man tent, that’s been in the family forever. It’s my home away from home. 😉
So, we set up, unpacked a bit, and went swimming to relieve some of the heat.
Nice man-made “nature” pools, with rocks on the bottom, and nice green water. What every person dreams of! 😉

I’m not going to do a “play-by-play” of the three days, but suffice it to say that there was plenty to do, plenty of time to relax, and personally, I had a great time.

I hope your holiday was as enjoyable as mine, but I doubt it, unless you were at Shantipi as well. 🙂

  • kmelion

    Do you do Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival as well?

  • miketheman

    but I’m interested.

    What is it, when and where, and most importantly, Who?

    Also, aren’t we gonna stroll the city this week sometime?

  • kmelion

    never mind, Jacob’s Ladder was in May. For some reason I thought they did it around the 4th of July…I’d like to find something similar to what you went on, or something that showcases Irish/Celtic music…any ideas of where to look?

    Yeah, we on for Wednesday? Any ideas of where? I’m free after 5 p.m.

  • miketheman

    there is the Bereshit festival. Check it out, if you’d like to come along. 😉

    Wednesday, 5:30, Starting from Herzl Blvd? Moving all the way across the city towards Mishkenot Shananim/Liberty Bell Park area? Sound good?
    Call. 050-459511

  • kmelion

    Bereshit is a bit beyond what I’d like to do on Rosh Hashana 🙂

    Where on Herzl Blvd. do you want to meet?