sunset in southern Lebanon

Our time in Lebanon was beautiful and slow and full of things that are so different from our life in America and things that are the same as life in America. We ate and slept and played and walked and even worked a tiny bit in our family’s bookstore.


We saw gorgeous views of the valleys surrounding the village, and drove past hillsides covered with Syrian refugees, and climbed up mountains to visit monasteries, and looking over Beirut to the Mediterranean Sea.

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