Shabbat Shalom and 50 Snow Plows.

Thinking about a trip to the beach today,

There’s a storm brewing ’round these parts! And everyone around here has been talking about it since Monday. The quiet before the storm has left us with a nice and sunny morning thus far in Rehovot, but in a few short hours everyone expects all kinds of havoc throughout the country. It has been a bit funny to see how every city is reacting to and preparing for the impending weather this whole week:

Haaretz says,

“The Jerusalem municipality said it has 50 snowplows on standby, as well as dispensers equipped with 65 tons of salt. The city has also beefed up its 106 emergency hotline, and a decision on whether to hold school on Sunday will be made that morning based on the weather. The city also reminded residents that water taps should be left slightly open to prevent the pipes from exploding due to the cold.”

-http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-battens-down-for-storm-as-jerusalem-awaits-maiden-snowfall-1.413362

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Vespa Mileage: full ‘er up!

Fuel and Mileage:

Today I filled up my 4th tank of gas. I have now drove around 466kms on the Vespa and spent under 150NIS total, which is around 42 USD. 466kms translates into roughly 290 miles and to me that sounds pretty great. ┬áToday is Shabbat and many places are closed till the sun sets, so at the gas stations they added a ‘Shabbat Tax’ of 3NIS to the total, which is why it was 38 instead of 35. Shabbat Shalom! As for the stats of the previous full tank, I ended up getting around 120kms from 4.4 liters (75 miles for 1.2 gallons). The nice thing about driving on Shabbat is that there isn’t much traffic (although here is tons of foot traffic and bike traffic) and more so early on in the day. So I try and get some good rides in on Saturdays, because it is so much easier to just enjoy the roads without all those other drivers all over the place. Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Cheers!

P.S. Thinking about owning one of these beauties? Here is a nifty little link for you:

http://countrycitywoman.hubpages.com/hub/Shopping-for-a-Vespa-Scooter-Yay