Monday, August 04, 2008

Back from vacation

Several days ago I mentioned that my camera went on vacation. Well it has returned. And it seems to have had a great time. Here are 10 of the 180 photos it shared with me.

Jacob and Will asleep on the castle walls in Bayburt

A Georgian church - about 1000 years old

Another Georgian church...

which was converted to a mosque. Then the ceiling fell in.

The view of the Ani city ruins from the castle ruins. About 800-1000 years old.

Castle gate in Bayburt

View of the city of Bayburt from the castle

Wading in the Coruh river

The boys standing on the two rivers bridges.

Will hanging on for dear life...um...yeah. Not really.

Then I was treated to these awesome videos as well.

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

I'm glad my camera is home safely. I missed it.


Brittany said...

Wow, your camera really gets around!

Those church pictures are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

These pics are beautiful!

I would be more than happy to chaperone your camera the next time it wants to go out :)

Unknown said...

WOW amazing pictures! Can i come live with you? I will share my playlist with ya! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by my bloggers

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I've never been bitten by the travel bug, but these pictures almost make me want to go get a passport.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, although Brian needs to make the videos a wee bit longer...

Good Job overall... two thumbs up!

Anonymous said...

Great set of photos, and glad the camera showed back up.

When do you head back to the States?

LiteralDan said...

Your pictures are so much cooler than mine will be for a long time.

Heather said...

Love the pics and videos. Your kids are such hams. I love it.

I understand you are a birthday girl (if I'm not late, Happy Birthday! If I am late, Happy Belated Birthday!)

Gina said...

I loved the first 2 videos the best. =)

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did. These pictures are wonderful! I'd be happy to send my camera on vacation if they need another one.

* I'm having a CONTEST! Have you entered yet? *

SF said...

Wow! I didn't realize you LIVE in Turkey! What an amazing experience for your boys!

How long will you be there?

Lost In Splendor said...

So thrilled you found it. Few things are worse then losing a camera.

The Over-Thinker said...

Will hanging on for dear life is my favorite :)

Me. Here. Right now. said...

No sense of the dramatic, that Will, huh?

Mamadallama said...

Great pix! The 2 Rivers Bridges are beautiful and I love the sleeping and otherwise hamming it up pictures of the boys. Not to mention the awesome videos. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

brittany - i know. giving my camera to my husband for a 9 day vacation with the boys was hard for me to do! but brian did good taking pictures!

~m - my camera isn't that great honestly. it is about 4 years old and is starting to show it's age. one of these days i will be getting a new one.

georgie - sure...come on over. and your playlist is awesome! i love it!

memarie lane - i always liked to travel, but since living overseas i have really wanted to see the world.

charlie girl - i know...those videos cracked me up! forgetting the camera was on the video setting..hee hee!

citizen of the world - well...i actually knew where the camera was, but just wasn't sure i should let the world know the girls were home alone! now that the boys are home i don't mind letting people know!

literaldan - well those were brian's pictures from his trip out east. he had wanted to go for a long time and decided to make it a boys trip. giving up the camera for over a week was hard!

thewishfulwriter - i know...they are crazy kids for sure!

thanks for the birthday wishes!

gina - i know. that brian and his camera settings. so funny!

lynn - do you have a good camera? i want a new camera and a vacation to go with it!

sf - it was fun for them for sure! we head back to the states in november after 6 1/2 years here. scary!

sparkliesunshine - well...it wasn't lost. brian had it on vacation. i just didn't want to advertise being alone so i said my camera was on vacation...not saying who with. sorry for the misunderstanding!

over-thinker - i know. he is crazy fun. when the boys got back and i heard all kinds of funny stories i realized how boring we girls are! i mean we aren't boring, but the boys are definitely quicker than the girls when it comes to wit!

hahn - i know. he is funny. you should have heard the body hair stories. i laughed...hard. unfortunately i can't blog them, because too many people around here read my blog.

mamadallama - i loved that picture too! so cool! yeah...the boys are hams for sure!

Anonymous said...

It looks like your camera had a fabulous time!!!


Andrea said...

I loved these pictures! I love seeing old structures. I remember the first one I saw were the ruins of Castle acre in Norfolk, UK. It dated 1066! Amazing.

You can make a great album (digital or paper) of your travels someday, when you get a moment :).

Natalie said...

#2 - it did! thanks for enjoying!

andrea - i love seeing them as well. i am always amazed at how new america's history is when compared with places over here.

i plan to make my blog into a book at some point. right now it will take more work that i want to do. maybe when i get to the states and find some downtime. there is downtime in the states right?