Hey you all. It's been a while since I kept in touch. Just to update, I was extremely excited in visiting Israel in mid-November, was considering going with a tour group. However, I will not be able to make it in November, I'm a little disappointed but I have waited many years to visit Israel, I can wait a couple of more months. However, now I am planning to visit Israel in late April, considering going with a tour group but extending the trip for a few days more to cover more ground on my own. Another great plus about now wanting to go to Israel in April, is that I have rallied several friends and family and I have injected excitement in them and this time I will not be traveling alone. Basically, my question is how is late April in Israel? I believe we will be departing on April 22nd, which is two days after Easter. Is this a good time to visit, as far as being or not being the peak season? Weather? Is it Spring time? Is Everything blooming? Thank you all very much!!!! Jaime form Brownsville, TX.