Well, I am very behind in my blog so in November Greg’s Mom and Dad came to visit us for 3 weeks. We went to Istanbul and Alanya in Turkey for a week and then we ventured to Salzburg, Nurneburg, Ragensburg, to visit all the Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria. We had many adventures in Turkey as we went with a German Tour Company so to the dismay of Pam, Gordon and I everything was in German. Greg got to be the translator and I think we got about 20% of the story. We visited all the attractions- many mosques, cistern, markets, leather shops, rug factories and were good little tourists and bought a lot of stuff we didn’t need. We saw many ruins and the vast amounts of history was the most amazing part of the trip. Turkey was a great visit and glad we went but that was enough bartering for me for a few years- I felt like I was in Mexico. A couple pictures of the trip there are more on my facebook page. We enjoyed visiting all the Christmas markets with the family and Germany during the holidays is a very magical time. I think I will miss the Christmas markets the most when we head back to the states.
May 17 2009