Greetings from my hotel in Tel Aviv! This is my fifth time coming to Israel and going through the airport always makes me a little emotional, but it was different this time. The walkway leading to passport control was lined with pictures of the remaining hostages and it was very quiet, not at all the busy airport I remember from past visits. Still, I’m glad to be here.
The flight was uneventful, but also 14 hours long. I wore compression socks and got up several times but only one of my feet swelled, which is the first time this has happened. I guess it’s the pregnancy. I have it propped up at the moment and I plan on taking a shower before passing out.