Friday, June 16, 2006

Turkey update from Jamie...

The trip here was the longest one I've ever take on planes. We started in Seattle, our plane was supposed to leave at 9:25pm, got delayed until 11:45pm. So they tell us we won't make our connecting flight once we reach London to get to Istanbul. They reroute us through Frankfurt, Germany but, once we get to London, we realize the flight to Isantabul has also been delayed a couple hours so we would have made it. Too late to change our tickets because our flight to Germany leaves so soon. So, we get on another plane and head off again. Once in Frankfurt, we are informed we will not be able to get to our plane to Istanbul in time as it is in another terminal. So British Airways put us up in a hotel for the night. It was a pretty nice hotel near the airport. We didn't get to see much of Frankfurt though because it was almost midnight by the time we got to our hotel and we had to leave again at 5:45am to catch our next flight. It was Mary's birthday that day so we decided to celebrate by searching for cake or some sort of food, but all we found was the hotel bar which was only serving drinks. So we drank some "coke" and went to bed for a few hours. We made our flight to Istanbul, although the process of making sure our luggage was coming with us sent us on a wild goose chase all over the airport. We got to Istanbul around 11:30am to find they had only lost one of our 8 bags. At one point in this airport I heard "Mr. Jamie Paxton, please come to the information counter" coming over the loud speakers. I assumed that was Verna trying to find us. She did and took care of our luggage problem, then proceeded to book our next flight to Denizli. Unfortunately, this flight wasn't leaving for another 6.5 hours, and then got delayed 45 minutes more. BUT - we finally made it to Denizli, and had to take an hour bus ride to get to our house. That's a long story. Sorry if it's somewhat boring. Right now I'm sitting in our house in Denizli. It is so nice. We are spoiled. I can't wait to start working with Bill and Lydia, the family that is starting the business here. We met them last night and I really like them!I'll try to get some pictures on here at some point. Yay Turkey!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mary! --Greta

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely rediculous

Kim Lewis said...

Oh my goodness! That is quite an amazing start to your trip!! Happy Birthday Mary!

Jamie said...

Kim - we wish you were here!

Anonymous said...

Jamie Lee - email Daddyo s'il vous plait! Oui?