Israel has always been a place of interest to me. But with all of the negative media surrounding it, I put it on the back burner, in hopes that one day our crazy world would calm down. Several years later I decided to expand my spa and enter into the medical spa world where I could offer many more “result driven” services. That’s when an angel sent me my business partner, Galia (the crazy Israeli). We are VERY different but immediately clicked in all of the right ways! She is truly God’s gift to me. Partnering with her has allowed me to follow my passion, which is permanent cosmetics.
One day Galia and I were talking about taking a vacation together. She has two gorgeous boys that she loves to be with and I of course LOVE to travel with my beautiful daughter (this was a non-Cowboy trip)! We were having a conversation about her mom, since she was missing her so much. She then asked what I thought about us visiting Israel. I said “Really? Is it safe?” She then started telling me about her country. I was blown away for the love she has for Israel. The picture she painted made it seem like a fairytale. I went home and spoke to my daughter about it, who of course was over the moon ecstatic! Then came Cowboy, he’s a harder sale on this travel stuff. He thinks everyone should stay right here in Pidcoke so he can keep an eye on us. (funny guy, as if I wouldn’t travel) His main concern was our safety. I told him we would be staying with Galia’s mom and only traveling with her; I know lucky right?!
So off we go on our overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel!
The minute we landed, I was hooked!! This small piece of heaven will AMAZE you. We walked the paths that Jesus walked in Old City Jerusalem and visited His tomb in the stunning church. The architectural designs of the old city was breath-taking. We visited the Wailing Wall and were fortunate to journey our way thru the ruins at Caesarea, Masada, and Herzliyya.
My favorite places were Haifa and of course the Dead Sea, which I named the Sea of Healing.
We will never be able to pay back such hospitality and kindness that we experienced from Galia and her family!
My wish for you would be to go. Go and visit this fairy tale of a place they call Israel. But until you do, travel with us in spirit through these pictures.
You will come back with a sense of love, peace and a beautiful memory that will last you a lifetime!