Thursday, April 7, 2016

First impressions - Ariel Creditor

April 3-4, 2016
By Ariel Creditor

We arrived at the airport and checked in our bags. WOW! This is really
happening. We are going to Israel! This is the first year that the 8th
graders will be going on a 14-hour direct flight from SFO to Tel Aviv.
At first we thought that the plane ride would be a terribly boring
experience. But in the end, it was one of the most bonding
experiences in the trip so far. We watched movies together,
competed in trivia games with the mysterious Ben (who some still
claim was secretly Mr. Jackson, or actually just some guy named Ben
playing trivia with us), and all in all just had a great time. When we
arrived in Israel, it was like a dream; it was very exciting, but we
were also exhausted. We walked out, got our luggage, and went
outside to meet our guide Schlomzion and our guard Sapir then we ate
at pizza hut, which was kosher and drank soda. Shoshana Fendel joined
us when we got on the bus. An hour and a half later we arrived at our
beautiful hostel and fell asleep while other Israeli school groups made
lots of noise running around the hostel!