It’s been seven years since we tied the knot in a daisy field that Roei dragged a lawn mower through to get it all just right for our wedding day. He planned this amazing getaway for us that a perfect reprieve from the city. We toured around in a little rented car, saw lots of beautiful sights, and ate delicious Israeli and Druze food.
Grapes growing on the trellace over the restaurant we had lunch at, ‘Hakeves’.
Amazing Israeli/Druze food. The owners of the restaurant were wearing traditional clothing, and the meal was too delicious!
Roei enjoying pita - something that is just not the same in Canada
The grapes are just coming into season now, and they are absolutely beautiful and delicious! I was tempted to sneak a few off the vine above us!
The view from the olive orchard at the yeshuv we stayed in.
Roei taking in the views of the area. It was hazy the whole time we were there, but so very beautiful!
We joked that if we tried, we could likely photograph each of the Seven Species on this trip! The pomegranates are just starting to grow now, and will be ready later in the summer.
Much of the scenery is brown now, but the dusty tones are beautiful in their own way. It really is miraculous that anything grows here, never mind thrives!
Figs are also coming into season now.. just barely!
We took a short walk through an olive grove to see the scenery - it was so beautiful! I’m determined to make my own olives some day.
The view from the porch of our AirBnB
I love the low seating, open air aesthetic that is possible here.
One of the falls at Banias Falls and Springs, national parks here in Israel. It was a short walk in and out.
This was super special - Roei brought me to one of the places he served in the military. We took the chairlift up and down the mountain - the highest point in Israel.
Military Bases in the North
Hazy, but still so beautiful!
The morning sunshine from the little place we stayed in! It was divine! We used the herbs from the garden to make tea each morning.
A sneak peek of the finished quilt… blog post coming soon!
On the way home, we stopped in Akko to see the market, and I couldn’t stop laughing at this site! The cats clearly knew where breakfast was… outside of the fish shop! They were waiting for it to open!
So so thankful for this chance to get away, and even more thankful for who I got to go with. Happy 7th, Roei! <3