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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting Ready to Depart

Today, I'm with my dear friend, Marlene, who is helping me get my blog page set up before Gary and I leave on our Big Trip!  On August 23 we will celebrate our 45th anniversary by departing on a new adventure.  We're cheating a little as our actual anniversary is not until November 6th!

We'll be starting out in southern Sweden, visiting my relatives for a week and then spending a few days in Stockholm with an old high school friend, who married a Swede.  From Stockholm we fly to Paris and spend ten romantic days in our favorite city, staying at our pied-á-terre, a small apartment on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) that we rent from a friend.  

…then, off to Turkey, to visit this exotic land of multiple civilizations and rich history.  I will be doing a Hot Air Balloon ride over Cappadocia (Gary is shy of heights so will not join me on this adventure).  We'll visit Istanbul, the Lycean coast on the turquoise Aegean and small villages in between.

After Turkey, we'll return to France to visit dear friends in Auvergne and Poitiers.  We'll head out to the Atlantic coast town of La Rochelle to travel across a long bridge out to our favorite French island, the Ile de Ré with my dear French "sister," Michelle.  We'll spend four days there, returning to Paris to fly back home on October 7th, just in time for our Granddaughter Zoë's birthday.

We hope you will enjoy following our adventures via this blog: http://adventureswithsher.blogspot.com/