So, we all arrived at the airport and eagerly awaited the takeoff of our flight. Of course, that just meant more bonding on the tarmac at JFK. In other words, we all became close-knit before we even left New York. Once we finally took off, people enjoyed movies ranging from the Lorax to the Hunger Games, among others. The airplane food, however, was not as enjoyable. Nevertheless, we continued to share in the good and the bad while anxiously awaiting our arrival in the homeland. We stopped for a brief “cheers” on the beach before traveling on the bus with our new Israeli friends.