Friday, January 21, 2011

Istanbul not Constantinople!!

We're going to Europe!! We booked our tickets and are heading to London, Paris, and Istanbul! The plan is to spend about four days in each city! We can't wait! We are trying to figure out everything that we want to see while we are there. Any suggestions?? I am sure we will probably hit all the major tourist attractions... like the Tower of London, the London Bridge, Big Ben, The Globe Theater, St. Paul's, the Louvre, THE EIFFEL TOWER, Notre Dame, maybe Versailles, maybe Stonehenge, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia (Ayasofia). But really, I am still thinking about seeing the Eiffel Tower!

While there I am sure we will be walking around to wherever we can get on foot. Besides all the walking, we also are going to be doing a lot of running while we are there, because we are officially in TRAINING! We have our half marathon and marathon the week after we get back from Turkey, and I am getting a little nervous about having to run for 2 and half hours (that's my goal). We found a place to stay by Hyde Park in London so we can run around there to keep up the training, and we even found a running tour in London that we were thinking about doing, but it is a little too pricey for a jog around town. I know that we are going to have to do a lot of laundry while traveling otherwise we are going to have some smelly clothes!

So, I guess people might be a little curious about why we are going to Istanbul... it turns out that our friends Andy and Pam are going to be at a conference in another town in Turkey and they are going to be ending their trip with a stop in Istanbul and we are going to meet them there! We are really looking forward to spending some time in the only city that is on TWO continents with some great friends! Mikey is really looking forward to eating lots of lamb and I am looking forward to finding lots of hummus!

Well we have been singing this song for about a week now, so I thought maybe you would want to sing it with us!

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