Flew from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, nonstop via El-Al Airlines. The flight was rather uneventful, made more comfortable by the lack of a person in the middle seat between me and the gentleman on the aisle. That allowed us to stretch out a bit for the flight. The flight took a different route than I’d flown last year, this one taking us up over Yosemite, Boise, Calgary, the Hudson Bay, Greenland, down over Copenhagen, Poland, Istanbul(!) and Turkey, before turning left and landing in Israel. We shaved an hour off the previous flight time! I did manage to get a bit of sleep, and I watched Mr. Bean’s Holiday, which was what I expected it to be. It wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be, but it was definitely only worth seeing for free.
After landing, I was met by my dad, and we took the train up to Haifa. Then a long, drawn-out cab ride later, we arrived at my sister’s place, were I was able to freshen up a bit before dinner. We went to this place called Hashmura, which is a very nice French restaurant that was built in 1872. Delicious food! But that’s par for the course here in Israel.