Carmel, Oded & Tal’s 18-month old daughter, honored me this morning by asking me to read one of her story books to her. The only thing I know about reading Hebrew is that you read right to left, so I couldn’t actually read it to her, but we enjoyed looking at the pictures together.

After breakfast Tal put together a bunch of food for us to take with us, and we packed up, said our good-byes, and headed out for Tel Aviv. Our route for today included some more unpaved roads, but they proved much looser and more sandy than the ones we rode yesterday, and after pushing our bikes while the front tires snowplowed through the sand, we gave up and went to Plan B. We headed west to Hwy 4 and just rode the shoulder into Tel Aviv. Hwy 4 through here is like an interstate with 3 or 4 lanes in each direction and high speed entrance and exit ramps, some two lanes wide, so it made for interesting riding.

We managed to navigate to the Tel Aviv Guest House / Hostel with relative ease, and have been out for lunch and a walk down by the beach and back.

Tomorrow we are going to try to make it up to Jerusalem. It’s only about 80km but there is quite a bit of cimbing so we’ll see how it goes.

Allen & Jodi

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