Sunday we had another free day like always, and so a bunch of us decided to spend the day at Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is only about an hour away and is basically pretty much pure bliss! Our first adventure of the day involved the world's greatest playground. I seriously don't know why we don't have playgrounds like this in the US, because playing on the laying down group swing is definitely the most fun I have ever had on a playground! Our group spent a good hour acting like five-year-olds, being laughed at by the locals, and we loved every second of it!
After the playground we went to the local flea market, had a great time bartering with the shop owners (Melissa is a pro), and we all walked away with some amazing deals.
The rest of the day was spent on the beach, the main reason we made the trip to Tel Aviv. The beach of the Mediterranean Sea is gorgeous! It is not very crowded, the water is warm, the sand is soft, and we all got to work on getting rid of the farmers tans we are starting to get from the awesome dress code here in J-Ru. I hadn't been to the beach in almost a year, and I forgot how much I love it and how much I love the ocean! (minus the salt in the eyes part) After the sun set we grabbed dinner at the local pizza shop and of course grabbed some gelato for dessert. It's a tough life, i know :)
pizza was super good....kinda greasy....but we fixed that :)
overall, it was a perfect day at the beach!