Sunday, July 13, 2008

Over the River and Through the Woods

And an overnight flight from Philly to London, a four hour layover spent sleeping on a big comfy couch in Heathrow airport, a 4 hour flight to Istanbul, really out cold, don't remember much of that. Another layover in Istanbul spent getting Visa's, eating a 50 dollar ceaser salad dinner and getting tickets issued for a domestic flight. One bus ride to the plane, an hour and a half plane ride to Dalamon, which is right below Bodrum. Then a two hour drive through mostly nothingness, no street lights, no signs, no nothing with an incredibly nice driver that doesn't speak a word of English. Then at 11 p.m. he stops at a barber shop, where someone is actually getting a hair cut and a new guy jumps in the driver seat, introduces himself as Deniz and off we go again. And he does speak English but can't seem to communicate how much longer it will be, which is all Saige wanted to know. She was a champ though. Never complained once through the whole deal. I will say the ride to Kas is amazing. After you get through a lot of nothingness you just drive along the coast of the Mediterranean which is only lit by the moon. So, if you have 32 hours and the inclination to do all those things you could be here too. It's dark now, cause it's 1:30 in the morning here, but tomorrow I'm going to put up some pictures of where we're staying and it's all good.

12 comments:

Meredith said...

Well, thank God you're there safely. I've been wringing my hands and gnashing my teeth all day wondering where you were and how you were and how you could have ever made that long journey after how tired you were yesterday. Am I babbling? It's just sweet relief. Love to you and Saige and hi to Bethanne. Have fun and post pics...lots of pics.

heather said...

What an amazing adventure and its only day one. Saige must be such a trooper to make it through such a long day! You girls are going to have a blast. Can't wait to see the pics.

Simple Answer said...

Have an amazing time! Check out all the fun stuff for me - I want to go there some day!

Sarah said...

I don't know how you did it.. but you are there! Yay!

Have the best time! Bring me back a light fixture this time...don't be selfish!

Tell Saige I said Hi!

MarkNYC said...

And I was complaining about having to do laundry yesterday! I should have been counting my blessings. Then again, I am still in NY and you are beginning another life-affirming adventure with your daughter. As Merry said, have fun and post lots of pics, and let us all in on what's going on. You may want to delete Sarah's post after I request this, but as long as your bringing back trinkets, bring me something too... some cheap thing I can stick on a chain and wear around my neck would be be nice. LOL. Just kidding. Have a blast. Love you. Mark

look at me! i'm in turkey! oh. said...

i am living my traveling dreams through you... it all sounds so exciting. hope you have caught up on your sleep.

Anonymous said...

Hi sweeties,I'm glad you guys are safe.Did you get my email?I sent it from blackberry.HAVE A GREAT TIME !!! I love you and tell Saige I love her and miss her.

Love,

Me

katia said...

wow -- sounds like the beginning of a great adventure! I'm looking forward to reading about the rest of the trip.

Val said...

Wow! What a trip.

Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

ok so i had mixed feelings when i stopped home to feed the dogs and heard a message from the credit card company that if you didnt call they were going to shut down your card for overseas activity.Hmm this could save me some money but I couldnt have you stuck in Kas with no plastic.lol

love
me

Sarah said...

Marc.. call the CC company back right away! Amy must be shopping for my souvenirs.

Jami said...

get this to your editor, copywriter...i know someone who can take a bookjacket photo of you as author, and get these memoirs published! i love it. it's like a great adventure known as your daily life :)