02/28/2010, Maple Valley, WA
Well, we're leaving tomorrow, so tonight will be our last night in Jerry and Laura's home. Then it's off to Istanbul (via New York). We have something like a 6 hour layover in New York so we'll be able to see the sights. Hopefully I'll be able to post a blog before we board.
After New york we board a flight to Istanbul. Then we spend a few nights recovering in Istanbul (the flight will be very tiring) before we fly to Dalaman (40 or so kilometers from our final destination). After that, we take a taxi(?) to Marmaris.
But, for now we're holed up in
sunny cloudy Maple Valley.
02/16/2010, Maple Valley, WA
The reason that I titled this blog "Sunny Seattle" was because it has been quite sunny -- or rather Seattle sunny (which means that it's been raining). Actually, as I'm writing this blog, the sun just emerged! But, you can click here for a NOAA forecast for Maple Valley.
Anyhow, things have been boring but interesting around here. My dad went to a Red Cross class yesterday which is a requirement for his Coast Guard license while we just drove around town doing errands. But other than that, things have been kind of boring.
We've been watching the Olympics as a nighttime activity.
Bye for now!
01/31/2010, Salt Lake City, UT
Well, we're in the U.S. now. We made it! After long flights, connections, and car rides, we're in SLC, Utah. I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with my blog lately, but that's how things go, I guess.
Anyhow, Salt Lake City reminds me of Istanbul -- cold and snowy (we got 2" this morning (it's all melted)). But the air here is terrible. If you've ever been to Los Angeles... (The first four of the top five cities with the worst air pollution are in Utah. Salt Lake City's #1. The last city is not even in California.) But the recent snow-storm hopefully will have cleared it out.
It's been fun seeing all of our family on my mom's side. Hopefully we'll continue to have fun! :-)
01/28/2010, Seattle, WA
Well, we made it!! It was a hugely long flight (actually I thought that it was quite short for its length) and we are still very tired. We woke up at 5:30 a.m. this morning (about 3:30 p.m. Istanbul time)!!
But we are flying out to SLC in a couple of hours. (By 'we' I mean me and my mom.) So that should be fun. That's when the vaction starts. Right now we're just trying to get to the vacation! :-)
Ok, see my dad's blog for more updates.
01/09/2010, Marmar is Turkey
Well, tonight's the big night!!!! My dad (not me) has acquired free tickets from Yat Marin office to the kick-boxing match tonight. So he's going, but I am staying firmly planted here on the boat.
Nothing's been happening lately. It's just the old routine of waking up in the morning, getting out of bed, going out of the cabin door, coming into the salon, etc. etc. Pretty boring.
Anyhow, we'll be back in America on Jan. 27 (the 28th actually as we will be arriving late on the 27th).
01/05/2010, Marmarmarmarmarmarmaris, Turkey
Well, I am so sorry that I haven't been able to blog, but here goes...
For an update on what has happened, we've been to Rhodes and not done anything else. Okay, I guess we have done other stuff, like going to movie night and going to the quiz's, on the Sunday's and Monday's of the week, but other than that, thing have been pretty quiet. But, I guess that's what comes with living in a marina. You don't have to worry about you motor cover getting blown off, your dinghy stolen, the sky falling -- life's a lot better.
As for the excruciating boring-ness of this escapade, I feel like now that school's back in, all I do is school, piano, school, and piano. But, to see the sunny side of things, I am getting better at piano (I won't say anything about school:-)).
Iyi, yazıklanan ki görünüm blog, ama burada giderse ...
*ünkü bir güncelleme ne oldu, tartıžmamıza Rodos'a ve žey. bažka. Okay, sanırım yaptık diľer düdüklerini gibi, için film gece ve giden quiz ve , Pazar ve Pazartesi günkü hafta, ama bažka bir žey, da oldukça sakin. Ancak, sanırım bu ne geldiľinde'da yažayan bir marina. Siz de hakkında endiže you motor kapak havaya alan, your dıžtan çalıntı, gökyüzü düžen -- life'nın lut iyi.
Olan acı veren bıktıran - ness bu kaçamaľı, gidemeyeceľim gibi artık okulu'nun geri, tüm BEN bir okul, piyano, okul, ve piyano. Ancak, bakalım güneç žey, elime daha iyi piyano (küçümsendiľimiz oldu ama evet her žey okul hakkında:-)).