My brother is in the Navy and is on a 6 month tour of duty - on a ship, away from his wife and two daughters.
Last week the ship was in Israel and he wrote several very enthusastic emails about how great that stop was. Loved the tours, the country, the history, the architechture - the whole 9 yards.
I told him I was glad he had such a great stop but it seemed kindof sad that the highlight of this tour might have come in the first month!
"As far as it being the highlight, I will have to wait and see about the rest of the time and places we go. And there is always one better highlight... returning home, nothing will beat that. Period."