Tuesday, July 18, 2006

No Place Like Home


To vast transAtlantic sighs of relief from all the fogeys, our travelers arrived in Cairo via Turkish Airlines early this morning. Their holiday didn't exactly turn out as expected but they still had an impressive list of sites visited in Syria and on their day in Istanbul. They traveled from Aleppo to, I believe, Adana, Turkey, by car and from Adana to Istanbul by air. Having had enormous input from family and friends to move from Syria, even though no one was shelling Damascus or other places in Syria, the next generation decided to decamp. The fact that if Israel began shelling Syria an American passport might be a handicap probably had its vote counted.

Now we'll probably have to live with a label as alarmists....that's okay. At this point it's really good to hear their voices ragging us. Now for the kids in Ramallah....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whew - many mothers here breathed a sigh of relief!

b said...

Yay! I'm glad to hear they are safe and sound! I'm reading everything I can on the situation and it's simply disheartening.

Where are the great statesmen and women who can get this resolved?!

Julie said...

I don't understand why the international community can't move without the United States. We certainly didn't wait for them when we foolishly started an illegal war in Iraq.