What a busy day! We’ve enjoyed spending time with our family but other than a trip to a local park for a family game of baseball, we hadn’t done much in the way of outings this vacation. I think today we made up for it by being out all day long!
This morning I learned that the National Police Academy is open to the public and has demonstrations during chol hamoed. Since dd21 had made plans in advance to be in Jerusalem today she couldn’t join us but I told everyone who wanted to come to quickly get themselves ready for a trip – and I was delighted when all of the other kids decided to come!
We enjoyed the special demonstrations (krav magav and trained police dogs) and afterwards we went through the exhibits at the academy – it was interesting and now that we know where it is and how to get there, we can go back when it’s quieter and we can take more time. It was really, really crowded!
The bus to the police academy only comes every two hours, so we made very sure to be at the bus stop on time! The ride there and back was scenic and since we’ve never been there before was part of the fun of the trip.
Afterwards dh needed to get back to work and since he was the only one at the office, we were able to visit his work space for the first time. It’s really nicely set up and the comfortable furniture and pool table made it a fun place to visit!
After being out for hours, everyone was still smiling and enjoying being together!
The following is a very rare picture – I can’t think of when we last had all our boys – just the boys – in a photo together.
For those of you who have been celebrating Pesach, I hope you’ve all been enjoying your time with your family, too!