Our last day in Istanbul was spent at the spice market, Taxem Square and the Grand Bazaar.

We had a nice dinner and have encouraged everyone to pack and go to bed early since we leave the hotel at 3:30AM. It will be a challenge to sleep a few hours and then be ready for hours upon hours of travel.

You may have heard in the news today of some unrest in this city, but we have not seen any of it. And believe me, I’ve been looking for it. All is well here.

I don’t have but a couple of pictures to post. One is of the room where we ate all of our meals at the hotel. It is the old hotel cistern. The other is the entrance into the spice market.

We’ve enjoyed your kids and hope to see them during the years they are at Harding. We will be home soon, Lord willing!