Friday, April 15, 2011

And the winner is.....

If you will recall, a few months ago I realized I had to decide what I was going to do for Pesach. Now that Pesach is, well, here, Midianite Mama asked me, "Nu, what did you decide?"

Right, I must alert my loyal readers! All six of them that are left, seeing how I never blog anymore! :)

Anyways, I am pleased to announce that the winner is:


And a tulip, because it is Holland.

Isn't it beautiful? It is probably the only tulip I am going to see because the real tulips are probably waiting for it to be warm for them to come out. As are the tourists with any sense. But no matter, I'm going. I'll visit a flower shop and see a tulip there.

(As you can see from the above, Excel is also excited, even though it does not get to go because I am not bringing my computer with me. I suspect it is happy it gets a vacation from me.)

I chose Holland because it is the type of place that allows one to do "adventure tourism"--in my case lots and lots of biking--without having to actually be adventurous or even put out too much effort. I mean, it's Europe. It's safe. Everyone speaks English-- probably better than I do. AAAAAAnd the country is flat as a pancake and, based on reports I have received to date, is basically one, enormous bike path. For someone used to biking in Jerusalem (one enormous hill, uphill all ways, share the bike paths with cars) this is so not adventurous. And yet despite this, I get full credit for being Someone Who Seeks Adventure! Like, I can put that on Jdate and everything!


Off to pack!


Tzipporah said...

Congratulations! Are you renting a bike while there or bringing your own? I've heard that bike theft is such an issue there that people prefer to use clunky old heavy bikes which are less likely to get stolen... not to rain on your dutch parade, of course. :)

cba said...

נסיעה טובה!
לכי לשלום, תחזרי בשלום.
חג שמח!!!

J.P. said...

Actually I have seen the type of tulip you have put on your screen, these are made of colored glass and there is a glass holder for a tea light at the back.

As for real tulips, this must be your lucky week, because of warm temperatures tulips are speeding up, have seen some (yellow)the past weeks.

You could make a visit to
Lots of flowers and other greenerish things.

Will send you a picture of another Dutch product.

e.e. said...

You most definitely qualify as adventurous!
Not only that, you are also sporting and adventurous!
Happy a wonderful trip and Passover.

ProphetJoe said...

Shalom Gila,

Well, if my calculations are correct, Pesach is now over. So how was Holland? How were the tulips? How was De Wallen? Isn't that the "other" Dutch product? ;-)

Hope you had a great trip. Let's see some photos soon. I want proof you were riding a bike with your wooden shoes!


Lady-Light said...

Believe it or not, I still occasionally read your blog. I'm the one who doesn't blog anymore: my daughter was hit by a car in February and developed RSDS/CRPS. I am making an emergency trip to Israel to care for her...
Be well.

ProphetJoe said...

Come on, Gila. When are you gonna post an update???

Skeeter said...

and how was it?

Asher said...

so how was it??