Friday, November 18, 2011

I dream of Paradise...

It's been one week since we got home from our three week trip to The Holy Land.
And somehow, I am still managing to be jet-lagged. 
Lack of sleep aside, it was wonderful to go back to the place I think of as home. 
Being able to show the husband what that part of my life looked like - the nine-teen year old Brianna's life - was something I had always hoped I would be able to do. Mission accomplished! 

Highlights included: coffee in a french press every morning, walking up and down the public stairs, our 9 day Bahai pilgrimage, driving to the dead sea, the amount of laughter my sister and I caused each other, the 5 cups of tea a day, the quiet moments in the Shrines, the smell of rose, visiting each of my favorite restaurants, the bumpy and terrifying sherut rides (a sherut is like a taxi and bus combined), the thunder and lightning storms...

Now, onto the holidays - and right into a new year. 

I still haven't been able to get through all my photos, but here are a few of my favorites!

Haifa - The Bahai Gardens - Shrine of the Bab

Brooks - Prison Cell in Akka
Bahai Holy Place - House of Abbud

Bahai Holy Place - House of Abdullah-Pasha
Bahai Holy Place - Mansion of Mazrae
Bahai Holy Place - Mansion of Bahji

The Dead Sea
Salty self portrait @ the Dead Sea

Salt on the rocks @ the Dead Sea
5000 year old city - Akka



My Sister Malia