Yesterday was quite the eventful day J! We were supposed to leave at 8:30 a.m. Normally we walk to the campus and get on the bus, but because of the snow they said they would pick us up in front of our apartment. We got outside at 8:30 a.m., and they didn’t end up coming to get us until around 9:00 a.m. It was so fun standing out in the snow…lol…it wasn’t that bad. One of my roommates actually went back inside to wait, but Jo and I stuck it out until the bus finally came!
The drive to Istanbul was not too bad! Thankfully by yesterday morning most of the roads were cleared! Of course there was snow still on the ground, but as long as it wasn’t on the roads it was okay. It took us about 6 ½ hours to get to Istanbul. We play Fenerbahce today, and their gym is located in the heart of Istanbul. We had to walk about 5 minutes up this hill to the hotel. No problem walking normally, except it was pouring down rain…I mean pouring!!! All I had was a sweatshirt, so got a little wet. We quickly dropped our bags off at the hotel, and then we set out for the gym. We were going to have to take taxis because the bus couldn't get around the streets because they are so narrow.
Of all the trips I decided to not bring my camera, I definitely should have! It is crazy to see where people park their cars, and how narrow the roads are. Since it was raining, all of the taxis were being used, so we had to pile in to two small cars to get to the gym. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the gym! The gym was so cold!! We practiced for about forty five minutes and then we headed back. We ended up having to walk back to the hotel. Walking was quicker anyways, because you don’t have to deal with the traffic. It was quite the scenic walk back. I was walking back with Dila, and we saw a fresh fruit stand that makes juice, so we stopped and got some. I got some fresh pomegranate juice, and Dila got some orange juice. We also ordered banana shakes that were delicious. The banana shakes had banana, milk, and honey…so good!!
We had an early supper, and then we were able to relax the rest of the night. Our internet is sketch here, so I went down to the lobby. My internet was working for a while, and then it decided to not work, thus why I could not blog last night!
This morning we had a great breakfast! I am now out in the hallway on the internet. We went over by the wireless router, and so far so good J. I thought I would send a quick update out. Getting ready to head to lunch in a little bit, and then off to play at 3:30 p.m. today! I will probably not get home until around midnight so I may or may not blog later today. At some point though (tonight or tomorrow), I will let you know how the game goes!!
Verse of the day:
Proverbs 29:6 “An evil man is ensnared by his own sin, but a righteous one can sing and be glad.”
Quote from Oswald Chambers:
“God speaks in the language you know best—not through your ears, but through your circumstances.”
Hope you all have a great weekend J. I here Virginia is supposed to get snow again, and some other states…stay safe!!
It is hard to believe that the month of January is almost gone. Shout out to Britt Cook who finished another round of exams...on her way to being a doctor!! CONGRATS :)