Saturday, June 23, 2007

Back from Turkey

I'm Back from Turkey now where I wandered Paul's missionary journeys and the sites of the first seven councils of the church with my two sins, Dave and John. Our bags never arrived so we did the trip with our carry-on stuff and no sleeping bags. After 3000 Kilometers on a rental car (with $10 gal gas) we returned to Istanbul and flew home to America labeling this father-sons trip our best ever. (We go every other year on some sort of father-sons trip) .

Right now I'm doing rewrite on the Apostle's Creed book--I'm on draft 7 today and plan to get a few more drafts in before next week when I leave for two weeks in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains with But and Mason Webb. While I'm gone a dozen "manuscript readers" (Lay person, Bible scholars, young person etc) will read draft 10.

When I return form the Wind River mountains we head out the next day for Hawaii and our 30th anniversary celebration.

The first week of August I complete the last 5 drafts of the Creed book and send it in, then head out to Paul Kind and Brook's wedding on our way to the end-of-summer faculty backpacking trip on the Colorado trail then back in time for Faculty retreat.


JohnLDrury said...

Agreed. Best trip ever. Here's a bunch of pics for those who may be interested.

Here's the full link if the hyperlink doesn't work:

Josh said...

Sounds great. The pics were great too...sort of twet the appeetite. Man this keyboard is trippy right now.

Erik said...

Great to see that the trip was a success for you and your two "sins".

J Long said...

Thank you for sharing with the rest of us your incredible journey. Awesome is the only word that comes to mind. A trip to Ephesus has long been on my list of places to go before I die. Loved the John Deere cap. BTW, the college I work at has a John Deere program major! Not many colleges can boast of that!

Keith Drury said...

Dave also has his photos posted too:

">Dave's Pix

::athada:: said...

Coach -
Wondering if you still have your 20-year old dim bulbs and if you want to dump them to me... I can't use new bulbs on my living room switch (it's a dimmer) so thought I could use some old puppies...

Thanks - I'll get out to your garden in July

pk said...

What a trip! Brings back some incredible memories form our '01 trip. You just keep going back!

David Drury said...

it sure was a great trip -- my head is till spinning.

by the way... the link you have is to the private stash of pics online... I don't think others will be able to see that page.

this link here is to the public ones -- and they're labeled as to where they were taken in turkey: