Ready for launch!

a trip by BRWesty
From: July 1st 2007
Until: September 2nd 2007

"Why Turkey?" is the question I hear most. I've come up with a wide variety of plausible answers and they are all, in part, true. The complete answer to the question, however, we will probably only discover over the course of the trip itself. One thing is certain: this summer-long odyssey will be pretty unforgettable. My personal goal is to have each of the "beans" write a little every day about what they saw, heard, did, ate, thought, learned...whatever. I want to do some writing too and suplement with pictures and some video. Our plan of action has us visiting New York, Munich, Ankara, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Bodrum, Gundogan and back home. Nine weeks with 3 children--what will happen? Better than reality TV!
Trip Length: 9 weeks
Blog Entries: 75
Photos: 363
Words: 44394

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 1st 2007 Tomorrow is the big day North America » United States » Vermont » West Dover
July 1st 2007 At the airport North America » United States » New York
July 2nd 2007 Through Ismir Middle East » Turkey
July 2nd 2007 Missed the connection Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
July 3rd 2007 Made it to Ankara Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
July 3rd 2007 Ankara Day 1 Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
July 4th 2007 Kids' entries Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
July 4th 2007 Ankara Day 2 Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
July 5th 2007 Kids' entries Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Urgup
July 5th 2007 Off to Cappadocia Middle East » Turkey
July 6th 2007 Making/buying a carpet Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Urgup
July 6th 2007 Kids' entries Cappadocia Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Cappadocia » Göreme
July 6th 2007 Goodbye Cappadocia Middle East » Turkey
July 6th 2007 Making and buying pottery in Avanos Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Avanos
July 7th 2007 Bus then train Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
July 8th 2007 Istanbul arrival Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 9th 2007 Istanbul Day 1.5 Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 9th 2007 Alex, Live from Istanbul Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 9th 2007 And now a few words from Kate and Josh Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 10th 2007 2nd full day Istanbul Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 10th 2007 Kid blogs Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 11th 2007 Kid-speak Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 12th 2007 More Istanbul! More pide! Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 12th 2007 Joshasaurus, Princess Kate and Mr. Mouse Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 13th 2007 Oooooooh, Turkish Bath Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 13th 2007 Second-to-last day. The countdown begins Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 14th 2007 Last full day in Istanbul Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 15th 2007 Bean-speak Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
July 15th 2007 Heading to the villa Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara » Gündoğan
July 17th 2007 Settling in Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 17th 2007 For the diehard blog reader: Kandil Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 18th 2007 From the internet cafe downtown Gundogan Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 19th 2007 Thursday in Gundogan Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 20th 2007 Last full day for Dad Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Yalikavak
July 21st 2007 No internet is crampin' my style Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 22nd 2007 At home, at the villa Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 22nd 2007 Guest blog! Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 22nd 2007 Driving Miss Lucy Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 23rd 2007 Luggage and puppies found Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 24th 2007 Tuesday Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 26th 2007 Boat trip around Gundogan bay Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara » Gündoğan
July 27th 2007 Down day and Bodrum Castle Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 28th 2007 Happy 12th birthday to Kate! Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 30th 2007 Life with no car Middle East » Turkey
July 30th 2007 Unhappy nose (Josh) Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 30th 2007 Bonk goes the Alex Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
July 31st 2007 Turkey Botanical Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 2nd 2007 Our first invitation to a Turkish home Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 2nd 2007 Things we like in Turkey Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 2nd 2007 Alex has learned to dive Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 3rd 2007 Big waves Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 4th 2007 Itchy feet Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 5th 2007 One more day 'til Harry Potter (and Grandparents) Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 6th 2007 A little taste of nightlife Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 9th 2007 No internet at home-- blog update Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 10th 2007 Quiet day Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 10th 2007 Ephesus Middle East » Turkey
August 12th 2007 Ephesus- day two Middle East » Turkey
August 12th 2007 Bye, bye, Grandpa Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 13th 2007 Josh entry Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 14th 2007 Just a quick note Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 16th 2007 Batting cleanup Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 18th 2007 Pamukkale Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Pamukkale
August 19th 2007 Day trip to Greece Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos
August 21st 2007 Hamam and impromptu birthday party Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 22nd 2007 Nanny's last day with us Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Yalikavak
August 24th 2007 Hangin' in Gundogan Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 26th 2007 Socializing Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 27th 2007 "Baby day" at the beach Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 28th 2007 Another late night Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 30th 2007 Last full day in Gundogan Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 31st 2007 "Oz-lay-meck" means I'll miss you Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum
August 31st 2007 Last night in Turkey- Wedding in Ankara Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara
September 1st 2007 En Route Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
September 1st 2007 The Final Entry North America » United States » Virginia » Dulles
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