Jim & Ellen

Dear Ariel,

I really can’t begin to thank you enough. Ellen and I had an incredible time in Israel with you.  It was another “trip of a lifetime.”  You are an incredible tour guide and friend. In all seriousness, we appreciated you perfect balance of taking us where we wanted to go and where we wanted to go but did not know (yet) that we wanted to go!  We also appreciated your balance of the fun and the serious, your sensitivity towards our family situation and relationship, and your patience with all of my planning and questions.  Ellen said the same thing Andrea said after the trip: “You know Jim, we’d be friends with him if we lived in Israel.  Our families would hang out.”  That is a real compliment.  I will continue to keep in touch, send friends your way and hopefully see you within the year, In Israel, once again