After many hiccups, my tour guiding course at Machon Lander is about to begin, this Friday, December 11. I am still hoping to get a ride in from Mazkeret Batya, so I need not sleep in Jerusalem twice a week. The problem? The trips are scheduled to leave from Binyanei ha-Uma at 6:45 every Tuesday, and the earliest bus gets in at 7:15. The classes are each Friday from 8:00a-12:30p, and the earliest bus gets in at 8:15 (thanks, Friday Egged schedule!). There are a number of solutions:
- There is a woman in Mazkeret Batya who goes in every weekday between 5:30-6:00a, so that would solve the Tuesday problem.
- My brother-in-law has kindly offered to let me stay at his apartment the night before trip- or class days.
- When the trips are going to either the Tel Aviv-, Ashdod-, or Be'er Sheva area, they will need to go in my direction anyway, so I could meet the bus at one of a number of junctions, either on Highway 1 to Tel Aviv, or on Highway 3 to the coast and Be'er Sheva.
Stay tuned for class- and trip updates. Check out the list of trips, and be very envious of me.