Originally, our plan was to pack up early that morning and stop at Beit Shean (Roman ruins) on our way to Galilee. But we made a last-minute change, and decided to go into the Old City and visit the famous Jimmy’s Bazaar. The four older kids decided to stay at the apartments and chill (they ended up having an epic Nintendo Switch game marathon), but Yummy came, as did both moms and Bradley.
Jimmy is well known to many Latter-day Saints who visit the Holy Land. He and his family have a large shop in Jericho, and a smaller shop just outside the Old City in Jerusalem. Jimmy and his wife have visited Utah, has met more general authorities than I ever expect to, and loves to cater to the LDS crowd. He actually saw us in the Garden Tomb, pegged us as members, and talked to LaDonna and Eva and Bradley. I love this so much.
We bought some really fun stuff–but I’m going to wait until later to show all the amazing things we’re bringing back. Some of it is gifts, so I don’t want to spoil it!
We got back to the apartments, finished packing up, piled into the car, and made it out of town with no more trouble. Yummy and I, in the front seat, played the alphabet game in English, which is pretty intense in a Hebrew-speaking country. We then moved on to playing the numbers game (find a 0, find a 1, etc, then find a 1 and 0 together, 1 and 1 together, and so on. We decided to stop at 38. But not bad!