7:30 wake up for the last day of the trip wasn't easy, but what had to come for the rest of the trip was even harder. We had early breakfast, packed everything up, and headed to our last "nature reserve walk" of our ten day long journey. When I put quotes in, the trip joke was that every nature walk ended up a long hike where even though people would complain, it was a great time.
After that we went to a mall where we had lunch. The last time we had the chance to each shawarma pitas and get the infamous aromas iced coffee. In the mall there wasn't much to buy, but there was a small market. The amount of candy and chips we got was unbelievable, like if we had never seen a chocolate bar.
The next event was an information session with Aryeh, a former IDF soldier that still currently spends his life living on a kibbutz with his family on the border of Israel and Lebanon. The love and pride that he showed for the state of Israel really impacted the entire group.
Finally we went to dinner, where we received our shirts. The shirts were more than just a cloth of fabric with our names on the back, but a shirt that symbolically rounded up our trip and will contain the memories we will keep forever. To end the trip of my life we sat in a circle and each person had a chance to talk about what they are taking away from the trip.
In conclusion, this trip changed me as a person. My life perspective has now changed, and I will now dedicate a little more of my life to the state of Israel and Judaism. Quickly I would like to thank everyone that made this trip unforgettable. The soldiers, Hagit, miki, Yoel, Marc, the 40 new best friends I made, and most importantly Rabbi Chaim Lipskier for giving his all to make the trip so memorable!