Pesach 5773 Tiyul

Start your engines...

Start your engines…

The holiday of Pesach is a popular time for a tiyul (trip, or excursion) often involving some outdoor activity and a picnic. A Pesach picnic, complete with matza, is a unique experience and – regardless of race, creed, or color – is highly recommended. There is something special about munching on matza in the wilderness!

Over the years, we have had some good times. For example, last year we went on traktorim (off road, four-wheel-drive buggies) with the visiting Reinholds. This year, having enjoyed that so much, we decided to repeat the exercise but with a couple of changes.

First, instead of the Judean Hills, we went out into the wilds (a little bit of literary license here) of the Koach Forest. Second, instead of returning to base to eat our picnic, we upgraded to a meal out at Borochov 88 in Ra’anana, one of our favorite eateries.

A memorial to the Alexandroni Brigade, and its losses here in the 1948 War of Independence

A memorial to the Alexandroni Brigade, and its losses here in the 1948 War of Independence

Unfortunately, the crew running the operation we decided to use this time, do not appear to keep their machines in as good order as we experienced last year. One of the buggies was not running as well as it should, and that rather took the edge off the day. But the terrain was much more interesting, and challenging, so maybe things balanced out.

traktorim

The weather was glorious. The sun tan lotion made an appearance… All those who took a shot driving during the two hour stint, were tired. These devices have no power assisted steering, and you need to work hard at keeping them going on the right line.

A big thank you to Tomer for organizing this. All we need to do now, of course, is think about next year’s Pesch tiyul.

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