As of now, everything here seems normal and quiet. The goat herder pictured above still takes her goats on their morning walk in this beautiful, nature filled area where we are. And, the Turkish people have been so kind to us.
It will soon be five weeks since I've left home and upon reflecting what has happened during this time period, it really saddens my heart:
1. June 28th - 3 suicide bombers attack Attaturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 40 killed
2. July 7th - five police officers are killed in Dallas, Texas
3. July 14th - 84 people are killed in Nice, France
4. July 15th - coup in Turkey, many lives lost
5. July 17th - 3 officers killed in Baton Rouge
and the list could go on and on. The world is such a small place right now and somehow we are all connected. At the beginning of our trip, I enjoyed watching the international news and getting a break from our presidential race. I found it quite fascinating to follow the Brexit happenings and see how swift a new Prime Minister was elected. After all what has occurred, I am planning to maybe take a little break from reading or watching the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those in our world who have been affected by such tragedies.
On a brighter note, I'll be home in a couple of days. I'm excited to see Lilly my cat and get back to my routine. And, I should have a completed knitted item to share with those of you who knit. And, lastly, I do have some fun photos to share, too. I hope each and everyone of you are enjoying your summer. I'd love to hear from you if you have the time.
With my best Wishes,