Thursday, October 15, 2009

Perhaps not your dream vacation

So, my mother and step-dad are taking a two week holiday to Israel.

Yesterday my sister forwarded me their itinerary. The second item on page one read as follows:

"Drive to Sderot. This is city has been an ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip located less than a mile from the city. Sderot has borne the brunt of Palestinian rocket attacks since 2001, killing 13 people, wounding dozens, causing millions of dollars in damage and disrupting daily life and ruining the economy. More than 1,000 projectiles have exploded in the town of about 20,000 people in the past year alone."

Well, of course, who wouldn't want to go to Sderot. I've dreamed of going to Sderot. And after that I might go spend some time on the Somali coast and then maybe cross the border between China and North Korea.

Mom, David - You're pushing 70. Shouldn't you be on a cruise in the Caribean?

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