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Leaving for Scotland Soon!

I’m only a couple of days away from my vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I could not be more excited. We know what we’re doing for the first few days, and then we’ll wing it from there. It’s been so long since I’ve been anywhere, so I’m happy simply to be leaving home and exploring a new place, but the fact that I’m going back to Europe really takes the cake. Continue reading “Leaving for Scotland Soon!”

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My First Business Trip

I just got back from my very first business trip, which is a pretty cool statement. I got to fly out to Alberta to help with some training and interviewing. Three days straight of travelling, on a plane each of those days, travelling to two cities. Crazy town. Continue reading “My First Business Trip”

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Israel Days 28-30: My Last Days In Israel

My last few days in Israel felt like a pretty good summation of the trip on a whole. Of course, we had many group discussions about the things we had done and all we had learned, what to take away from the experience. We spent time with one another, getting in the last goodbyes before we were rushed onto our separate planes. But before all that, we got to see just a little bit more of Israel’s history – and it was really, really cool. Continue reading “Israel Days 28-30: My Last Days In Israel”

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Israel, Day 24: Boats, Jeeps, and Milk in a Bag

I can now officially say that I have climbed through a hole in a fence. And that was just the start of a day that would bring all kinds of new adventures to me.

We climbed through a hole in a fence to reach our breakfast. Not sure why; I think our leaders were just having a laugh. But we climbed through and came out onto a beach where our breakfast was waiting for us. There, I got to have milk in a bag, chocolate milk at that, and it was awesome. Something about milk being in a bag makes it even better. Milk in a bag is not something I’d ever seen before (although I have since discovered milk in a bag in Ontario as well), but evidently it was a common thing in Israel.

We ate quickly as it would soon be time for our first activity of the day. We hadn’t been told anything, except that we needed to wear our bathing suits because we would be getting wet – very wet.

As we approached the water’s edge, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t think a million guesses would have gotten me even close to what we were actually doing. I looked into the water and I saw… Continue reading “Israel, Day 24: Boats, Jeeps, and Milk in a Bag”