Mark Aceves

And we danced

Last weekend at a wedding we discovered how much baby likes to dance. When the music was bumping my wife handed me baby and said that she wanted to dance with her pops, so i grabbed her and got up and boogied with her in my arms and she had...

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Screaming for Vengeance

Baby has recently figured out that she can scream. And she likes it. Alot. She’s alot like her pops in that she loves the sound of her own voice and has no cognizance of how it affects others. I figure it’s due to the fact that we live in a...

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Today she turned 5……..months.

Today is my daughter’s 5th month birthday. But before i get to that let me rewind a little bit. You might wonder why I’m starting this now as opposed to when baby was born or even before. Well, honestly I thought about it but I just didn’t find the time...

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Epilogue: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…

Epilogue: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…

It’s been almost a week since I’ve been home and I’ve given myself a little time to let it all sink in and reflect upon my experience. There is no place in the world like Jerusalem, for better or for worse. It’s a city of paradoxes, a city of collided...

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Goodbye Israel

Goodbye Israel

I woke up early because it was FREEZING and the wind was howling. It was Saturday and Rafa and I were leaving that evening. I looked over at Rafa’s bunk and I was not too surprised to find it the way he left it the day before. I got up,...

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Sabbath in the Big City

Sabbath in the Big City

In the morning we got up and had breakfast and did a little bit of shopping before we left with Ros and Lottie to go to Tel Aviv. I was a little sad to be leaving Jerusalem. My trip was coming to its end and I had experienced so much....

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Of Camels and Buses

Of Camels and Buses

I woke up just before sunrise to Rafa getting up. He asked me if I wanted to see the sun come up and I said hell no it’s too warm in my bed. He got up and left and after a few minutes I couldn’t fall back to sleep so...

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Aceves of Arabia

Aceves of Arabia

In the morning we had breakfast and Nasser called for our cab. When it arrived Nasser gave us all a hug and off we were to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum was about an hour from Wadi Musa and it was back down in the low desert region. Not too far...

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Take the King’s Road to Petra

Take the King’s Road to Petra

We got up early, ate, and hopped in Josh’s car. He had offered to drive us to the border late last night and we took him up on his offer. He took us 10 minutes to the border between Israel and Jordan. We shook his hand and headed for the...

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Return to Ein Gedi

Return to Ein Gedi

We tried to get up early to catch the bus to Eilat, but basically missed it by a mere few minutes, so we decided to catch the next bus to Ein Gedi, spend the day there, then catch the last bus to Eilat and find a place to stay for...

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