We went to Tzfat last night and I was very sorry I did not take a camera with me. We needed to meet a friend, but could not stay long. The trip itself took an hour each way. Now, back in the US I would think nothing of driving an hour to see friends or relatives, but here in Israel, an hour on the road seems long. Of course, there is always lots of things to see on the road and it is my favorite knitting time. On the way to Tzfat and back I worked on my “Ample Shawl“. A friend, for whom I am knitting it is coming to Israel soon and I want it to be ready for her. Unfortunately today in the morning the overloaded cable on my Knit Picks circular needle gave up and broke. Now I need to replace it.
I did not get to see almost nothing of the city, since we needed to go back right away and could not walk around and stare to our hearts content. I really got to see just a little bit of the main street, and what I saw made me want to see much more.
As we were coming into the city, I felt a wonderful and painfully familiar smell. I kept it to myself, but the small was getting stronger and stronger. Finally I could not keep silent anymore. I told DH – “Eli! I smell coffee!” There is a factory there that processes coffee. And the smell was so strong, that I understood why the people from Tzfat are famous for their good mood and a certain flakiness. Sure! They live in town where all you need to get your morning pep is simply throw open your windows. Sounds like a good deal to me.
We did get to eat pizza and Ice Cream there. The pizza was very good and hot and the slices were huge!