January 11, 2007

Sow what?

Saucy Aussie Dave B. shows his J-pride


On January 3, 2007, we started our last day of Leading Up North with a convergence of all 500 white sweatshirted LUN participants, including Hillel, JCS, and ROI/Kivun/Charlies, filling an auditorium with cheer and enthusiasm (and one exhausted Jewish Robot). After the celebration, we were all bussed to Qiryat Shemona where we queued in droves to plant saplings on the mountainside. The celebration continued with speeches from the mayor, thanks from LUN sponser Lynn Schusterman, music and dancing.

The most LUN-impressive queue of participants ascend the mountainside

Treesome Sarah and Melissa of JCS and the Jewish Robot came down the hill, taking a break from sowing seed for the Jewish cause

I found this soft plump beetle in the pre-dug hole I planted my tree in. Can anyone identify it?

Coming next, Festival B'Shekel ...

3 comments:

TheShansta said...

HAHAHA!!! i cannot get enough of that video clip of you sleeping through the Israeli singalong! i love it. everyone at my office is staring at me laughing out loud :)

Esther said...

Most of us were actually close to passing out. I'm just lucky no one has footage of me sleeping my way through this program. Oh boy. That sounded bad. But you know what I meant.

Plus, you know how Gary Larson had a beetle named for him? Cartoonist, cartoonist. Beetle, beetle. Just saying.

Adam said...

You know, my brother (a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class) says narcolepsy is not a disease, but an acquired skill...