The Levy family celebrates our 50th wedding anniversary, my 70th
birthday and our 20th Family Reunion in Sde Boqer and Mitzpe Ramon
(Unfortunately, granddaughter Danielle, serving in the army, couldn't
The week's celebration started with a
dinner at a fish restaurant in
Netanya. On the actual date we both prepared a gourmet meal at home and
celebrated with an outstanding Spanish wine, Vega Sicilia Unico, a
present from Aviv and Vered Ron years ago.
On Thursday, we all met at the Segolis in Sde Boqer. While Moran
prepared platters and platters
of sushi (which were all eaten), Amit, the consumate babysitter read to
Zoe, and Itamar and Maayan were as usual in their own world..
We later went on a night jeep tour and learnt about spiders,
gerbils and porcupines.
When we got married in Durban on 16
December 1996 it was Dingaan's Day;
50 years later, in Netanya, it coincided with the first light of
Candle lighting, sufganiot
at Sde Boqer and on Erev Shabbat at Mitzpe Ramon
On the first morning we walked through Mizpe Ramon and stopped as the
children took advantage of the exercise machines on the way.
We then walked along the promenade with
the beautifil view of Maktesh
Ramon, and were enchanted by the huge male ibexes sunning themselves on
the cliff's edge and in town
Eating is always a very important and here we are having a vegetarian
meal at Hadasaar Restaurant where we enjoyed the lovely
atmosphere. Aviv Ron looks very pleased with the attention from
Vered. We are delighted with his many photographs capturing the special
moments of our wonderful weekend.
As a present Maayan and Lotem learnt to play bridge. They have not yet
learnt to bid but we all enjoyed it very much. We didn't have to call
the tournament director even once!
We all enjoyed the delightful presentation
prepared by our children.
A lovely picture of Aviv Ron, Lior and Vered (Dani wasn't let out of
the army). The grandchildren enjoy the heated pool.
On the second morning we went to desert archery, to learn how to use
bows and arrows. We made a lot of noise to the consternation of
guide.We all had a lot of fun, but the star was Saba
Eitan. He used to
be known as One Match Levy because of his prowess of lighting a outdoor
fire with only one match; now he is also know as One Arrow Levy.
While we were shooting arrows, the Rons went to visit Danielle at open
day at her army base.
Being out in the open makes for hungry diners; Zoe was no exception.
After lunch the family enjoys coffee and ice cream.
In the afternoon we went on a jeep tour in Maktesh
Ramon. The children
were thrilled with the ups and downs both in the jeep and in the open.