Tuesday, January 18, 2011

142 Days in Little Russia

Jackob's ladder at the center of Ganey Aviv

On September first I arrived back in Israel. I had been in America, between Las Vegas and my home town of Riverton, WY. It was a mixed bag of emotions. I was very happy to be in an English speaking country amongst a culture I understand. At the same time I was alone without my family. Well as you may know things did not go according to plan, and so that I did not miss my daughters birthday (it still amazes and scares me that I am responsible for another human being) I came back to try to make another attempt at creating a comfortable life for us. Well it could have gone better, but we will soon be back in America together. My wife, daughter (fear and amazement) and my mother in law. I have to make sure to thank my wifes mother for bringing us to Israel and to thank her and repay her with everything but my first born (she can borrow her from time to time) for leading us out of Israel, and into a new life in America.

So what is this Little Russia I speak of? Its a small master planed(ish) community on the outskirts of Lod, famous as the burial place of St. George the Dragon Slayer, called Ganey Aviv. It has a large Russian population, so I named it Little Russia. Being that I am Polish, Norwegian, and Heinz 57 European, I am often mistaken for Russian, and spoken to as such. I have a hard enough time with my Hebrew, now I have another language to deal with.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the pics. Next time I post it will be from America.

p.s. I know I have readers from around the world, leave a comment and let me know where you are from and where you have had your adventures. while your at it leave a link to your pictures too.


  1. hey brother. Glad you are coming home.Give your family my love.. Miss you guys

  2. Glad to be coming home. I think my next post will be tittled 28 hours in the Tel Aviv airport. Talk about a mess.