Forest Day – January 21

Forest Day – Last Friday we had worked in the JNF forest handing out trees for the community TuBshavat celebration, but today was our day to trim, cut and schlep!  The morning was a little chilly when we left Tel Aviv, but the sun was shining and skies were blue! Neil and Susan made sure we had extra jackets, just in case it was chilly in the forest.  We arrived in Park Canada, a beautiful  JNF Park near Latrun, and found the temperature quite warm – off came one layer of clothing and the shorter sleeve shirts! 
The forester, Edward, gave us a lesson on the safety of the tools we would be using and gave us instructions on how to cut the branches.  Off we went to different trees – olive and carob – and we did quite a job in trimming.  When Edward returned in a couple hours he couldn’t believe that we had did all the work and even moved on to another area!  Go CAARI! 
After our picnic lunch, we traveled to Rehovot for a tour of the Ayalon Institute – an secret bullet factory during British Mandate years and War of Independence! 
Enjoy the pictures!
CAARI 2014

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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