Archive for ‘Turkey’

Everyone was so nice in Turkey; several people wanted their picture taken with me because I was wearing a Turkish flag shirt. They loved that.

Turkey Rules and Sobek Lives

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

It’s hard to pack all the great memories from this trip into one 400-word blog; but it’s easier than packing 6-weeks’ worth of clothes into one suitcase.

Schlepping our bags through the Madrid airport, one of 12 airports we had the pleasure of visiting.

Go Figure: The Trip by the Numbers

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Since we’ve been back we’ve been catching up on work here in Texas and adding up the costs of our expedition. I’ll spare you the financial details (yawn!), but wanted to share some other more intriguing numbers from the trip

Here I am up on a rock formation in Cappadocia in Central Turkey.

The Big Wrap Up

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Well we are home and have been readjusting and getting caught up on schoolwork. So now that I have let the trip sink in I want to tell you my favorite part.


The Good, The Bad and Brad Pitt Too

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

On a big, rambling, multi-country, multi-experience trip like ours, it’s natural to play favorites. After 6 weeks, 5 countries and more museums than we can count, we present the superlatives (with appearances by Brad Pitt, Robert Goulet and Alfred Hitchcock).

The boys in front of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

Insight into Islam

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

In the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, I learned (or relearned) something fundamental and encouraging about the Islamic faith.