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Old May 15th, 2019, 05:57 AM
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I know you are Happy I am Back !!!

I am not going to do a Trip report because it will perhaps be moved.

What I will do is put out a series of pictures as the days go by and make comments on the pictures.

Yes, I saw all I wanted to see and more. Yes I was close to where Hamas was firing those rockets, , more attempting to aggravate each other than an all out war .

I flew to Amman first and then from Amman to Tel Aviv.

First I want to Thank jahoulih for another job well done as I received no complaints of anyone misbehaving, as there were no messages left for me at the hotel desk . !!!

Next I want to wish a belated Happy Mother's Day ( I will be going to the cemetery tomorrow to lay some belated flowers for Mom

Dukey1 I hope you had a Happy Birthday in the Netherland s and Paris, ..... wasn't Kuekenhoff Gradens at treat for sore eyes !

First listen to Johnny Cash, as this will put you in the mood of the places I saw.

The song starts at the 41 second mark.


Then I will start some pictures for today.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:09 AM
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Pictures





On the Lighter Side.

The first pictures is my friend from St. Louis doing somersaults on the beach when he was there in November 2017.

Then when you visit the huge Carmel market they have about 100 pictures of famous people sitting no the toilet , with a caption for each picture.
But they encourage you to make up your own caption

The 2nd picture is G- Meeting of r 3 1/2 pr--ks

3rd picture American Israel has your back

4th picture, Hillary on the toilet, pondering, you make up your own caption.

The best one on the toilet was the Queen but there were so many giggling British Tourist I could not get to take a picture.

No one from Canada............... guess we are not important enough
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:16 AM
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Welcome back Percy ! Iím glad you enjoyed your trip and am looking forward to seeing your photos.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:20 AM
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I just want you guys to know that by your misbehaving and requiring Divine intervention you cost me a few bucks.

Yes gruezi I did lit one with you in mind, as you requested,.
Promise made .....Promise kept 1

But it was my pleasure to ask the Lord for help on behalf of all Fodorites


Bankbabe: I hope you and Little No No is doing well. This is especially for you both.

I also lit candles at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem

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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:39 AM
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1. It is not easy crossing the Border from Israel to Jordan.
Thankfully I had a private tour guide for 3 days

2. Jerash in Jordan has the best preserved Roma ruins in the Middle East

3. The Wall again outside Bethlehem
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:40 AM
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Welcome back Percy.
Great pictures.
It was so nice of you to light candles for fellow Fodorites.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:47 AM
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So glad to have you back Percy and it's wonderful your trip was all you wanted and more.

I am always just floored when looking at those ruins. When I was in Rome I walked a short distance on remnants of The Appian Way. Incredible.

So sad that wall was built. I don't live there so can't judge but I wish it wasn't so, the landscape is so beautiful.

I'm heading out of town tomorrow but will be checking in to see what else you have posted. Lovely of you to light the candles. The last ones I lit were in Notre Dam in 2017. My heart hurts.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:49 AM
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Welcome back, Percy!

I regret to report that one poster did misbehave and is apparently no longer with us. You can read about it starting here:

https://www.fodors.com/community/sho...&postcount=231
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:51 AM
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You know I read about how difficult it is at the Customs in Tel Aviv and I was prepared for a long line and many questions.

I had all my papers prepared and was ready to answer all questions.

I had a private tour guide pick up when I arrived in Tel Aviv.

I was 4th in line at the Customs desk...well at least that is good!!
Two young Americans were getting the 3rd degree and a security guard took them aside....something to do with them being in the army ??!!

I was up next:
I gave my passport to the young lady ( about age 22).

She said " Oh from Canada , how nice " ( Hmm really ,am I your first person from Canada)!
She asked Is this your first time " I said " Yes"

" My mother lives in Canada in Camrose"

I said "Oh that is about 50-60 miles away from me."

She said " Have a nice time in Israel."

Wow............ I was done in 40 seconds.

Then I walked over to the carousel and it just started up......my suitcase was the second one off ( Boy I am batting a 1000)

I took the suitcase walked down into the next huge room and my guide /ride was there and off we went. I BIG Whew!!!

The Lord is shinning on me already !!!~

Okay a few more pictures for now and then I have to go see My Special Lady who I have not seen for a month. I will be at her school with bells on !!!
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:53 AM
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Thanks for the candle Percy - I had a good birthday and my colonoscopy and endoscopy both had benign and "normal" results, with help from you? Welcome back.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:55 AM
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Thanks jahoulih
Guess we lost one, maybe for the time being ?!
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:07 AM
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Arriving at Petra with the sun slowly going down over the mountain range.

This was my view from the room.

Our last evening at Petra. Dinning outside at sunset . The first two table were for our small group.

What a terrific setting the Marriott set out of us.


More pictures and comments latter............. my brain is still on Jordanian time.

Off to surprise my Sweetie Pie.

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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:19 AM
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I am so happy for your results, I know what a relief good tests bring to a worried heart.

Thanks crefloors and schmerl

I was 2.5 miles from the Syrian border when I was in Jordan. I gave me a bit of a pause.

Hamas was firing rockets , but not to start any serious conflict , just to flex a few small muscle.

Hamas knows it cannot compete with Israel's military might.....but every now and then they want to give Israel a small poke in the eye !!

I was never in danger , especially when I was 5 days in Jerusalem.

Hamas would never fire rockets at Jerusalem.
For several reasons
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:24 AM
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I am trying to post a short video but nothing happens when I drag and drop it into the area for "Managed Attachments."

jahoulih, your are pretty good at these kind of things !! What am I doing wrong. !?
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:36 AM
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Beats me. The only videos I ever post are from YouTube. I just copy and paste the url and it turns into a video as if by wizardry.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:45 AM
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I think you have to upload the video to YouTube or the like and then post the url. From the faq:

How do I add a video to a post?

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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:56 AM
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Welcome home, Percy!! I think I can imagine the glee in Alexis' eyes as she sees you grinning from ear to ear after school. Plus she's probably craving a special lunch with you followed by a trip to the mall.

Yes, that pic of me is proof positive that I have been eating and drinking to excess since my retirement, lol.

Loving the pics!!!

And how incredibly thoughtful to print up a special note for all the hurting Fodorites and to then light the candles. You are one special man.

PS Until this thread, I wasn't aware of tg's absence. Well, he wasn't in my territory so ya can't blame me!
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Old May 15th, 2019, 08:39 AM
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Welcome home Percy! Lovely photos. What a fabulous trip!
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Old May 15th, 2019, 08:50 AM
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Some great pictures but i don't think Hillary would agree
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Old May 15th, 2019, 08:59 AM
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Welcome home Percy! Iím enjoying your photos and look forward to seeing more.
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