|One of the many streets of Adana, Turkey|
In the year 1980, we were stationed Incirlick AFB in Turkey. This was by far the best tour that we ever had. We were there for 2 years. The adventures we had made for great memories for Mandy and Bridgett.
The markets were so exciting. The first time we went downtown to shop, we came back home so exhausted, but with some of the best produce. There were so many sounds, colors, and people trying to get your attention. The food, oh, just thinking of it, makes me want to go back.
The people that we met were so kind. Very anxious to talk to you and try out their English. I remember the time that I had rode the Adali (bus) one day to get my produce and I had given my pencil to one of the vendors to write down how much. I forgot to get the pencil back and when I went back at least 2 weeks, the gentleman was me and walked up to me. Was I ever shocked, he had my pencil and had held on to it. Now in America, you would never expect to see that happen.
People would always give me ugly stories about their time in Turkey, but I can honestly say that I found the people, culture, food, shopping, above what I have found many times in my own country, The USA.
I think that any country that we visit, it is up to us to honor their ways. If we have been asked to conduct ourselves in a certain way, then we need to. I would love to go back just to visit and have more time to go places.
|Mandy and I at one of the open markets.|
|Bridgett and I looking at carpet and purses|
|Our first meal in our downtown apartment. This was from a vendor just off the street.|
I suppose there are many other countries to visit, but Turkey is the only one that I can think of.
Day 9...A Picture of Your Friends
This is one of the times last year that we had family over for a pool time and we invited Velda and her family to join in with us. My best friend that lives here in Alabama is Velda. She is the one sitting in the chair with the blue shirt on. Then my sister, Tammy is standing behind my dog, Lacey. I really don't have a lot of friends that I get to do things with. I am praying that in the near future that the Lord will open doors that I can spend time with my friends from church.