Published: September 9th 2010
September 9th 2010
" On the Road Again ", (are you humming along with Willie ?) We're headed this time for a little bit of Europe and a little bit of Asia and I hope you'll come along with us. This is the first of who knows how many and if you are waging war with your Inbox and want to be taken off the distribution list just let me know in a comment and 'poof' you'll be gone. Of course you can always check in and what's happening anytime by just going to the web page itself. The address is http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Kane/ . Besides photos that I include in this blog I hope to be able to upload many more to be accessible through the web. The address should be http://picasaweb.google.com/kanetravelblog . Not totally familiar with the Picasa program but hopefully I'll be able to make it work for you.
So with that little bit of house-keeping out of the way we are on our way. An ancient Chinese philosipher once said " A journey of a 1000 miles starts with one step " He forgot to say that that first step maybe sometimes has to be taken at 4:30 AM. Thanks to our friend Bobsy for providing our taxi service. So we took that first step and here we are about 7000 miles later on the European side of Istanbul. It was the 6:15 Quick shuttle bus from the Campbell River store in South Surrey to Seatac for our 12:45 flight to Amsterdam where we had a quick connection for a KLM flight to Istanbul. Well, the adventure began before we even left Seattle with our flight leaving an hour late giving us about 30 minutes to connect in Amsterdam. Thanks to those constant Eastbound jet streams Delta Air Lines got us to Amsterdam with time to spare. We were even able to watch luggage being loaded aboard our plane. In fact we even saw what looked like our bags going up the ramp. It seemed that despite our delayed departure all was going to end well.
You are already probably guessing how this turned out. After clearing Customs in Turkey we went to the baggage carousel were a nice young man from KLM told us to not bother waiting for our luggage and directed us to the Lost Luggage office. So here I am, Thursday morning sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for the delivery of our luggage. Hopefully !!
We are here for a couple days before flying South to the Mediteranean and two weeks in the villa. Before that happens I hope to be able to fix the font display on the small notebook I am using. I do better at writing when I can see it. And the keyboard seems tiny but just something to get used to. But this is just me whining. And this is a quick first entry to check the distribution list and make any additions and deletions.