It’s a cold and drizzly day today in Istanbul. But notwithstanding the chill in the air, the tulips at Emirgan Park are breathtaking. I get to walk past these beauties every day on my morning walk. Did you know that tulips are not originally Dutch? The Dutch took them to Holland in the 16th centuryContinue reading “Tulips: Not as Dutch as You Might Think”
We had a wonderful holiday vacation. Two of our three adult kids came home to Istanbul. Sadly, our soldier son wasn’t able to come home. We missed him dearly. The other five of our Six Abroad family enjoyed site seeing around Istanbul and southwestern Turkey. Here are a few of the highlights: Another highlight wasContinue reading “Best Holiday Quotes 2018”
No school for a week, so we took a little trip to the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. We went to Marmaris, Rhodes (Greece), Fethiye, and Kaş.
Dear Grandma Hale and Grandma Parker, We wanted to let you know that we arrived safely in Istanbul. The Turks greeted us warmly upon our arrival. We arrived at our new apartment safe and sound. And discovered that our complex has an amazing view of the Bosporus. Yes, the Turks are feeding us well. AndContinue reading “Because Moms Worry”