Friday, August 08, 2014

Squiggles... aka Detours

Life's not simple...

It doesn't matter what we plan, it's hard to get places without detours.

Recently, the bus trip to a from Jerusalem for us in Shiloh has been getting longer. We have to go via Ma'ale Levona. It's a place nearby, just south and a bit west of us. The view from the road is gorgeous, as long as it's daytime. They actually have two ins and outs aka roads. One is from the north and the other from the south.

A couple of years ago, the road from the south was repaired, so Ma'ale Levona only had access from the north. And now they are fixing that road, so Egged has determined that when Shiloh and Ma'ale Levona are on the same bus route we always go through Ma'ale Levona. That adds just over fifteen minutes to our travel time. There are people who, before paying, ask the driver if he's going there, and if the answer is "yes," they prefer to tremp, hitchhike or even wait for the next bus if there's no choice.

I try to take it in stride, get a seat with a good view and remind myself, that at least I'm not standing around waiting for a ride or bus. And I'm happy that they have bus service... even though sometimes it's an effort to see the bright-side.

Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
May you have a peaceful and blessed Shabbat.

PS This park statue in Jerusalem reminds me of that road sign.

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