Israel – Part II

14 Oct

Three months ago Jody and I took our long anticipated trip to Israel.  A lot has changed in our family since then with Jody being admitted to the hospital the day after we got back, and his lungs having taken a hard hit by this infection.  We continue to adjust to a new norm for our family where we can’t just pick-up and go like we used to.  Jody continues to remain stable since my last post, and we’ve actually been able to enjoy some fun family time together (thanks to the help of oxygen).

Now that things are going fairly well, it feels like the right time to finally share some Israel pictures with you.  These pictures can be viewed by clicking on the video below (although you might not be able to view it on a mobile device).  I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you liked or what surprised you about the Holy Lands.  If you missed my Israel – Part I post about the work we did in Israel, check it out by clicking here.


Lastly, I want to leave you with a helpful travel tip for all of you international travelers.  This awesome tip came from Jody’s doctor (who frequently travels out of the country for work).  If you’re on Pinterest, prepare yourself, this is “Pin” worthy!  This tip is useful when traveling to a country that uses outlets that are different from ours here in the U.S. (or vise versa).   The tip is this:  Instead of buying multiple outlet converters, buy one and pack a surge strip to plug into that converter.  This tip was great for us because it allowed Jody to do his nebulizer treatments and at the same time we could charge our cell phones, iPod, laptop, etc..  I hope you find this tip equally as helpful during your next international trip.  Bon Voyage!

5 Responses to “Israel – Part II”

  1. Marilyn Titter October 15, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    A good tip. Glad for stability, and family fun, enjoy each day. Prayer continue for those lungs to keep going in the right direction!

  2. shelly October 16, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    READ IT! Thinking of you always! 🙂

  3. Lisa October 18, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    Great video, the pictures are awesome! Quite an adventure…thanks for sharing!

    Lisa Weems

  4. Tammy April 19, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    Where did you find the power strip? Am having a hard time finding something similar, only finding the singles!

  5. Carol July 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Travel power strips are available online (Amazon, I think). Mine allows me to plug in adapters or ordinary 110 volt plugs. I have used one of these strips
    this way for several trips–charge phones and camera batteries all at once. Works great!

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