Just a little note to say I arrived safely in Turkey yesterday (Thursday) evening. My flight was great - loved Turkish Airlines and I had no problems at all with getting a VISA and going through immigration/customs. I was pretty intimidated by the whole process since this was my first time traveling internationally. I am viewing it as good practice for the most important international trip of all - picking up our son. In the airport at Dulles, they have all the flags of the various countries hanging near the departure gates and right next to the Turkish flag was the flag of South Korea. I couldn't help but think about the fact that the next time I travel internationally it will be to bring Joshua home.
I am in Turkey visiting my friend Wendi, whose husband is assigned here (Air Force). The last time I saw her was when she and her family stayed at my house before they left for Turkey last July. I am having so much fun catching up with her. This trip was part of my "waiting time, not wasted time" plans after we got the news that are wait until travel time was going to be double what we initially anticipated.
The part of Turkey where they live is not much of a tourist destination, so we won't do a ton of sightseeing, but I will get to experience some of the local Turkish culture. We also have a trip planned to Cappadocia to see the underground cities and fairy chimneys which I am very excited about. And we are going to go to Tarsus. I am so excited about seeing the place where the apostle Paul is from.
I am not sure how much I will be blogging over the next week, but I look forward to catching up with everyone once I get back!