Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Travel Destination: Turkey!

What better place to travel in the month of November to celebrate Turkey Day in the country of Turkey!

Did you know that the name given to the bird we enjoy for Thanksgiving dinners was actually misnamed? When European explorers brought the turkey back from the New World to England, they were shipped via merchants from the Turkish area called “Turkey merchants.” The English called the birds “Turkey birds” and then “turkeys.” (http://nowiknow.com/how-turkey-got-its-name/)
Even though our traditional Thanksgiving dinner bird was misnamed, the country Turkey and its people have many wonderful traditions to celebrate of their own. We recently had a chance to visit the city of Istanbul, which is actually built on two continents, Europe and Asia. The food, the people, the sights and sounds we experienced left us wishing we had more time to stay!

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Pictures of Turkey:


Turkeys by Ms. G’s art class!  (she is so talented and I'm so fortunate to be able to post her students' art work!)


Turkeys in Disguise:


Turkish rugs (no two are the same!):

The Blue Mosque:

Turkey Flag:


Children’s Books:

Turkey Snacks: 
Turkey Pinterest Boards:

In other news…

I had the pleasure of attending a presentation and pinning ceremony to honor our area director, Dr. M!  While there, I had the honor of running into Dr. C who started her career here in Europe.  I am soooo proud to have worked with these two talented ladies!



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