We leave in less than a week for 37 days in Turkey, and we'll be blogging as usual while there. Many of our friends have said they look forward to coming with us through this blog, so I hope to continue the heights of creative writing reached on our Scandinavian travels last fall. Stay tuned beginning May 1st, though we'll be in the air for about a day getting there. Out flight carries us through Chicago on United, and then on Turkish Air to Istanbul. We'll stay overnight there, and continue on the next morning to Trabzon, on the Black Sea to meet our tour company.