Today was a big day! The Ghetto fighters museum! It’s in Acco, in the northern part of Israel. But having learned my lesson at the Ha’Hagana museum I knew I needed a proper Steno pad. The day we visited the Ha’Hagana museum I had to borrow Deb’s little pocket notebook. Not good. But in my defense last year I was only writing for myself, not anyone else. This year I need more. So before we set off I dashed next door to the Shuk Ha’Carmel. Think something along the lines of Wild Woody’s, except bigger. WAY bigger and more diverse. I had scoped it out the day before and I kind of knew where the stalls were that would have what I needed. I was able to get what I needed in short order. A good steno pad, a green pen and a green pen that writes with green ink. Believe it or not, it’s handy to be able to look at notes and in a glance have things color coded. Oh, and some hot pink nail polish and clear base coat. Because there are times a girl just NEEDS hot pink nail polish. I was able to do my shopping in Hebrew (admittedly, I didn’t need to know a lot for this) and was back in probably 10-15 minutes. I think Deb was a little surprised. But prior scouting helps.
So the trip to Acco was pretty long from Tel Aviv but I made good use of the time by coming up with interview questions for Moshe Feiglin. Yes indeed, prior planning! Optimistic prior planning.
The Ghetto Fighters House is amazing. The provided link will allow you to do a virtual tour, and I will post a more in depth story on it for TZP.
But for now I will just share some pictures I took. Look at this ancient aqueduct. Tried to obliterate the Jewish people, but hey, they CAN build a heck of a aqueduct! The area is beautiful. The museum is top drawer.
After the Ghetto Fighters House we caught the bus back to Acco. Once in Acco the fun began of trying to find the bus station. Walking around Acco was beautiful, until the last neighborhood we walked through. For some reason that made me froggy, very froggy. But Deb had a great app on her phone and we finally found it. But Acco was beautiful.
Deb is a transportation maven. She is a whiz at finding bus routes, train routes and how to mix match and find the best way to get to where we need to go. This was wonderful though because we ended up taking the bus from the North down to Beer Sheva . Now the most fabulous part of the trip, we ended up going by the apartment where we lived last year and I got to see MY Etz Tamar!! I waved at it. I think it misses me too.