Sunday, March 8, 2009
Today we got our Soldiers… 4 girls and 4 boys!! The girls work in intelligence, 2 of the boys are in the k9 unit and the other 2 in counter-terrorism. We went Atving… which is not like the ATV’s I’ve been on before but more like 4 person jeeps. About half way through it started dumping down rain on us but it was still a lot of fun. Our Jeep didn’t like to move so fast but Z was driving the one in front of ours and hers went full speed through the mud puddles sending up waves of water over their roof. Hilarious to watch but kind of glad ours couldn’t do that as I was already freezing and don’t think I could handle being even more soaked then I already was.
After the jeeps we went to a kibbutz that is situated right on the border of Lebanon. We had a talk with an old crazy guy… whose name escapes me at the moment…. About his life there, war and politics. I thought he was a bit radical and extreme but later that night after talking to some of the soldiers about the wars they’ve been in he didn’t seem quite as far off as he did that afternoon. Anyways I don’t want to get too much into politics here so if your curious about the talk you can ask me later.
We had a wine tasting and tour of the Galil Winery in the Upper Galilee. I wasn’t that impressed with the wine but to be fair the are known for their dry red wines and I’m more of a sweet white wine person. That night a few of us had a mini party drinking the wine bought there which was a lot of fun. The most entertaining part was when Yoed called Shahar and said we were being loud and asked if he was drunk to which he promptly replied, “noooo” in a bit of an offended tone… we switched rooms to one not next to Yoeds after that. =)