A Family Hike to Gezer – 18 Feb 2017

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Yoni organized a family hike to the ancient city of Gezer. See our trip report:

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We are currently touring the Bohemian countryside. Look out for our next blog entry.

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Finally, a new grandson!

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Lily and Nir’s first baby was born this morning, 7:12, in Chicago.  Just two weeks after due date, this baby was obviously in no hurry to face the challenges of our world. Lily had quite a long labor, but all is well. Big baby (over 3.6 kg) and happy parents (and it goes without saying, relieved and delighted grandparents). We’ve extended our stay in Chicago through December 8, then back through Toronto, where we’ll be visiting Ray’s cousin and family.lily-nir-with-midwife

Nir and Lily with very patient midwife!

Suzhou, China, 22-24 September

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We had a delightful beginning of Sukkoth. First, pre-Succoth, we celebrated grandson Daniel’s 2nd birthday in a Tel Aviv park on Shabbat. Pre-hag, Daniel spent the day with us, and granddaughters Abigail and Eliana joined us for a few hours in the morning, which included a walk to the local playground, and a making Sukkah decoration session. Last night, Erev Hag, all of the Israeli-based kids and grandkids celebrated Sukkoth in our Sukkah. Today, Edie and I had an interesting bike ride, on the section of road 531 which is not yet open, which will connect Derech Yerushalayim with the Ayalon Highway.

The blog link below is the last installment of our visit to Suzhou. One more installment, on Xian and our return trip via Korea, will follow later.

All the best….

Ray and Edie

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