October 31, 2011

to dallas & beyond

so after our stop in amsterdam, we were off to dallas, where we seriously had the time of our lives. thats even an understatement! i was so ready to see my family and friends after not seeing them for a year & a half. uhhh! i hate the physical distance between us. i was also so proud to bring my boyfriend of 2+ years home to meet family and friends and to show off where i grew up. we shopped, lunched, went out, roadtripped it with my sister to visit our cousin in san marcos, where we met our brother and other cousin from austin. we were all over the place!

we also celebrated my 26th birthday, went to six flags, the state fair of texas, visited one of my best friends schools, where she teaches, so she could give a presentation on israel and have dekel answer 4th & 5th graders questions (it was too cute!). we indulged in way too much chilis. shopped way too much. caught up with old friends who i havent seen in like 3-4 years. cooked a glazed ham meal with mashed potatoes, buttered rolls, salad and champagne. loved on my sister/mom's puppies. hit up fort worth stock yards and the bishop arts district....the list goes on =)

in advance, we had booked a mini-getaway to cozumel, mexico where we enjoyed the luxury of all-inclusive drinks/meals/snacks/entertainment. it was literally our vacation while on vacation. we both caught a pretty good tan and met a cute newlywed couple from iowa who we buddied up with to shop downtown and have dinners with. so the mexico trip was a success!

all in all, it was a jam packed, fun-filled visit home. dekel enjoyed this time with my our family and friends just as much as i did. he bonded with my mom, brother and sister and fit in my circle of friends so well. again, i was so proud to bring him home and have everyone love him as much as i do.

anyways, we arrived back to israel last friday, after laying over in freezing/rainy amsterdam again, only it wasnt as fun as the first time because we knew our trip was coming to an end and did i mention it was freezing and rainy??? we were jetlagged for like a week, it could have been the depression of ending a vacation as well, but whatev. now, were back on track, back in school, back to our busy lives counting down until next september till we graduate and we can go on our next trip. were thinking thailand!!!!!!

i hope you enjoy this round of photos  =)

on the way to dallas!!!!
breakfast burritos with salsa and peaches at moms house
 peanut the pup
 @ jamba juice with mom and dekel
 with my sis!
one of my birthday presents
 out on greenville ave. drinking and laughing with friends
 @ six flags
 my yummy birthday cake!!!!
 Q&A session with dekel about israel at our friends elementary school
 our puppies! chuy & peanut
 margaritaville at chilis  :)
dekels lunch
 my lunch. hah! trying to eat healthy...
 @ the state fair of texas
big tex!!!!
 about to leave for a roadtrip to san marcos to visit family
 my beautiful sister mirelle and brother ben
 we got a warm texas welcome in san marcos
 we went ice skating!!
 @ topgolf
 @ pei wei with mirelle where we heavily indulged in lettuce wraps. yum!
 loving life
 the state capitol in austin, texas
bellini & frozen vodka, red bull
 ft worth stock yards 
 a way cool pic. props to dekel
 we went bowling
 delishious mexican food
i love my friends. these are the people who came to my going-away dinner
 i totally got us mustaches from whole earth provision to play with. hah!
my loves
 with my adorable-beyond-words grandparents
 me and my boy!
 with my bigg ass group of girls  =)
 things got blurry toward the end of the night :)  and we had mustaches & fake teeth.
so typical us.
about to leave dallas. playin on moms iphone

next segment : mexico!!!!

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October 29, 2011

as promised

since i dont want to throw up photos on this post, i thought i should break it down and post pics in order of destination.

we traveled to amsterdam, then to dallas, on to mexico, back through amsterdam and then "home" to israel. on our way to dallas, our layover in amsterdam was 10 hours. this gave us plenty of time to train it to the city center, pop in to one of those coffeeshops, walk around, sightsee and have lunch and a beer. then it was off to dallas.

hope you enjoy the pictures! if you have any questions about our trip, i would be happy to answer! :) just leave a comment.

about to take off for amsterdam!!!
arriving to the city centre
view when exiting the train station
so many bikes!
 it really is a city on water
mappin out the city
 red light district
live porno show, anyone?
um, yeah...
cute little outside market
the houses wall-to-wall apartments were pretty damn cute

entrance to an apt
 h&m flagship store!!!
 a giant dutch shoe outside of a souvinier shop
 little carriage ride around amsterdam's city centre
  there were so many cute, little hostels
 stopping to enjoy fro-yo in a little park
 dekel took this photo, he is such the photographer :)

next segment : dallas!!!