Monthly Archives: April 2014

It’s time to start thinking about packing.

Our time as Peace Corps Volunteers is nearing its end.  As of April 14, 2014 we have only 67 days till we board the first of our three flights home.

Wow!  It is hard to believe 2 years have passed but when the end of April arrives that is exactly what will have happened since we left Aurora, Colorado for our Eastern European destination.

There’s really not much to be said on this blog but WOW!

Over the course of the next several weeks we will try to post some reflections of our time here and our thoughts about what we might expect when we wake up in our own bed in our house in Aurora, Colorado.

So for now the header photo says it all.  We leave on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 4:55 AM and, baring any delays or missed planes, arrive in Aurora at 6:45 PM the same day.

We are looking forward to seeing all you  as soon as we have a car to drive and have practiced a bit!  In the meantime, know that you all have been a tremendous support to us and we are truly grateful!

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A quick trip to Hopa, Turkey.

Well we finally made it to the bazaar in Hopa, Turkey.  Everyone here said we needed to go because things were so cheap.  We were not impressed.  First snag… Turkey is 2 hours behind Georgia so when we crossed the boarder at 9 AM Georgia time it was only 7 AM in Turkey. When we arrived in Hopa, just 20 minutes away, we found ourselves having to wait for the stores to open.  It would have been great if the weather was just a little warmer.  We did a lot of walking, looking through many shops but not really seeing anything we wanted to buy.  As here in the Georgian bazaars there were many small shops filled with clothes, shoes, and household items.  Where to find the bargains was the second snag.  After spending several hours walking around with our host brother (Aleko) we boarded a mini bus and went to a more conventional shopping mall where we did finally purchase a few mementos from our trip.  Here are a few pictures of this little excursion.


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