Kibbutz Chafetz Chaim

We forgot the camera today so we don't have any pictures to post which is really too bad because you saw how happy Zvi looked when he wasn't having fun. Today Zvi said that it was one of the most fun days of his life. We went with the Adlers (our cousins from Baltimore) to the water park at Kibbutz Chafetz Chaim and we had a really good time. If you're ever trying to find out how to get there you must realize that it can be spelled a bunch of different ways: Hafetz Hyim, Chafetz Chaim, Khafetz Khaim. When I looked on emap, I hadn't considered the third possibility and coulnd't find it anywhere. It took me a while to figure that out.

It's a water park with separate hours for men and women. We tried calling them yesterday, last night, this morning to find out when women's hours were and what else there was to do there. We never got through to anyone but the message seemed to say that women's hours would be in the morning and men's hours starting at 1. We decided to meet there between 10:30 and 11. We got there around 11 and Josh and I went to pay but the day was set aside for Magen David Adom employees and families and nobody else was allowed in the park! Josh and I walked away not knowing what to do. Then Shira came to the rescue and explained that we drove from far away and we tried calling and we had to go. They agreed to let us go for 20 shekel each as long as we didn't take their lunch that they were providing. That was a great deal and we were more than satisfied.

It turned out that women's hours at the water park were first so they quickly went in while the boys went to the rides. There were only a few rides but it was enough to keep us entertained for an hour or so. Then we met for lunch (the canteen was open) and then the boys went in the water park. It was basically a couple swimming pools and about 5 huge slides. Zvi loved it and even Yeshaya and I had fun. I can't tell you much about what the girls did there but maybe Shira will post later (she might repeat what I said also since she tends to ignore my posts ;-) )

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