6.29.2011

Istanbul Adventures: The Final Day

The Children’ Program…

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Our last swim…

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Our last night…

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6.27.2011

Fun Photos From My Phone…

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Istanbul Adventures: Day 6

We have had a full day today…meetings and eating and more meetings and more eating!!!  The food has been fabulous, delicious desserts, but my favorite has been the watermelon!!!  It the last 3 days, I have eaten about 20 full plates of watermelon!!!

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With a full VBS schedule, lots of new friends and so many things to explore, the only time I have spent with Emme was during her melt down at lunch!!!  The kids are exhausted, but having way to much fun to rest!!!

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Emme adopted a family of snails…oh, the joys Emme brings to our lives!!!

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Finally…sleep!!!

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6.25.2011

Istanbul Adventures: Day 4

We have toured Mosques, Churches, Museums, Cisterns, shopped, bartered, bought (a cat that Emme had to rescue only to find out it had a chip on its ear!!!), ferried, swam, rode a carriage, played in a fountain, been cut, waxed, steamed, scrubbed, rubbed, buffed, been completely humiliated and have eaten until I may explode!!!  So what are we doing for our last few hours in Istanbul…Emme is watching Turkish Cartoons, Gideon is playing his DSi, Keith is taking a nap and I am on the computer!!!

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We had lunch, Turkish Tea and said good-bye to the Basileus Hotel this afternoon!!!

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We traveled 90 minutes outside of Istanbul to a gorgeous hotel on the “beach”…there is a little bit of sand, but for the most part the Beach is a cement slab and a pier, but the view is amazing!!!

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The kids went straight from the Lobby to the pool (our room was not ready yet) and swam until dinner time!!!

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On the most boring day when we slept until 9, don’t eat breakfast until 10 and don’t leave the hotel until after 12…I still manage to take over 50 pictures!!!