There’s no place like home. David, Gene and I left our Istanbul hotel at 4 a.m. Monday morning. We had good flights to Frankfurt and to New York. Gene was to make a connection in Tampa so we were on the same flight from JFK. We left the gate on time, but then had to wait on the runway because of bad weather along the eastern seaboard. We got to Tampa 4 1/2 hours after departure. So far as I know Gene made his flight.
In the next few days I will try to provide some general summary of the trip and post more info about the tours for 2008. Thanks for all the comments you have made (most have come by Email rather than on the blog).