Dalia ~ Thursday morning we woke up to have our usual breakfast outside. (Madi woke up early that morning to go to a Croatian market with Roni, our wonderful guide and she really liked it!) We then drove to the airport and we said thank you to Roni and we all shared our thoughts on the trip. We also discussed that if we were the seven dwarfs what our names would be. The Rabbi would be sleepy because he would fall asleep on the car rides. Aviva would be Mommy because she is always taking care of us like she is our mom. Zoe would be named Drooley because when she would fall asleep on the van Roni would say that she was drooling. (Disclaimer: Zoe doesn’t actually drool) Madi would be named chatty because she loves to chat with Roni while he drives. Tali would be called Sneaky because she is very sneaky when she plays card games. Miri would be named Singy because she loves to sing Les Mis songs with Zoe. I would be named happy because everybody thinks that I am happy. Roni would be named Grumpy but not actually because we were joking around that he is grumpy when we sing while he is driving. Truthfully I think he loves our singing and probably misses it now that we’re gone, he even took Zoe’s Nutella as his copilot. We arrived at the airport and unpacked the trunk. Before boarding the plane we explored the one Duty Free shop and played spit. We then boarded the plane to Turkey and luckily there was a working entertainment system and everybody watched a movie. We arrived in Turkey and we had four hours to spend in the airport. We shopped, played cards, went to Starbucks and played more cards. (I should mention that when I say playing cards I am mainly referring to Tali and Zoe’s intense games of spit). We then boarded the plane and were lucky enough to be able to spread out among the empty seats. We were also fortunate to listen to the safety instruction in three different languages. Again we watched movies during the plane – although most of us had to finish our previous movie since the previous flight wasn’t long enough for anyone’s movie. We arrived in the airport and stood waiting for the customs line to move but eventually we lost patience and began moving around. We then picked up our bags and headed for the van. We drove to Raanana and arrived at Chez Tessler. We sat down for a bit and then walked to a pizza store to eat some dinner. After we ate dinner we walked home to shower and get ready for bed. We were excited to realize that there was a small leak upstairs – where we were sleeping and the floor had to be mopped. Aviva, Tali, Zoe and I drove to the supermarket to pick up groceries for us and for our Operation Embrace Shabbaton (see more Fri). We walked around the store looking for food to give to the families of the Shabbaton – these families are people who have been traumatized by an invasion of rockets. We also picked up some food for our breakfast and struggled looking for something free of nuts and sesame seeds and eventually we gave up. We were finally ready to check out at about 12:30. We waited in lines and we checked out our Shabbaton groceries first. Then we were fortunate enough to have had the register break down. Then someone dropped a glass bottle and it shattered and the cashiers were afraid the liquid would break down the system. Fortunately they didn’t just our register was broken. They spent a lot of time trying to fix it so Zoe and Tali took the first cart of groceries to the car. Eventually the cashier made us move our stuff to another register and we had a quick checkout. We then took the groceries to the car and headed home. (I won’t mention the time because our parents will probably have a stroke) We then had a midnight snack and had the chance to say hi to Saphira (the Tessler’s daughter) and then went to bed.