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27.12.2008 1 °C
Today I leave Cappadocia, take a shuttle to Kayseri where I'll catch a plane to Istanbul. In Istanbul I'll be spending the night in the airport since my flight leaves early in the morning. I just couldn't see paying for a hotel for a few hours of sleep. Besides, I have 14 hours of flight time head of my on Monday, and I'm sure I will want to sleep on the plane. I should, if all goes as planned, arrive at Dulles on Monday around 3:30. Then I can crash, because my husband reserved a hotel near the airport so we wouldn't have to do the 4 hour drive home after my long flight. I wish I could have flown directly to our regional airport, but the cost was almost double what I paid to fly to Dulles. What is another night in a hotel and a 4 hour drive. Tuesday we plan on stopping my my daughter's to visit with her. I'm so excited to see my family, friends, and cats! I'm sure there will be some adjustment, after being gone for so long. My rural living situation is going to seem rather quiet and far removed after living in Athens and spending time in Istanbul. I think coming to Cappadocia was a perfect way to end this 4 month adventure. It will help me readjust to the quiet. I'll also miss being able to walk, or catch public transit to get where I'm going. I now see how really dependent on the automobile America is.
I have 6 hours before my shuttle picks me up to take me to Kayseri....I think I'll finish packing and go take a slow walk to enjoy my last moments here. Don't stop checking back in...I do have some backlogged posting of photos and such that I will do once I return home.