Getting to IsraelOscar M.
Today we went to the airport to leave for Israel. We had a layover in Chicago, but due to heavy winds our flight was delayed. We waited around to get onto the plane to Chicago, hoping we would make our connection to Tel Aviv; at 3:00 the plane finally boarded.
We got on the four-hour flight to Chicago, and once the plane landed, we were anxiously rushing to get off the plane to catch our Israel flight. Then the pilot told the other passengers to let us leave first, so we barely made it on the Israel flight. But after a long day, we got to our kibbutz and thus began our trip.
As Oscar mentioned, everyone was rather nervous about making our connection; we also hoped that our luggage would not be left behind. (Spoiler alert: all of our luggage made it.)
But after catching our connection, we experienced an uneventful flight and arrived safely in Tel Aviv, where we met Yoni, our tour guide from Ramah Israel, and Noga and Nadav, the two madrichim. After a two-hour bus ride, we arrived at the Kibbutz Degania Bet in the Jordan Valley, where we will be spending the next four days. Tomorrow we head to the Tel Dan nature reserve for some hiking and history lessons and then to Mount Bental.