Sunday, July 1, 2012

After a short, restless night, our alarm clock rang at 2 a.m. signaling us to get up.

We left our hotel in Adiyaman, with backpacks in tow, about 30 minutes later. Along the winding road, we could actually see thousands of stars ablaze in the black velvet sky.

We arrived at the base of Mt. Nemrut about 4 a.m. and the winds howled by our rental car. We both had on two layers of clothing plus jackets, but we really needed winter parkas!

Just for the record at 4 and 5 a.m. it's very frigid at Mt. Nemrut! I wanted my winter hat and woollen mittens!

In fact, it was so windy climbing up the mountain that I could hardly see and held onto my husband's hand as he pulled me along. After a 15-minute climb, we took refuge (with about 50 Turks) by some of the "temple" stones.

The sunrise was worth freezing my butt off for, but I didn't get to take the time to take really good photos. I could barely feel my fingers so that's when we knew it was time to go.

More photos coming soon. Now, back on the road to Gaziantep.

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jaz@octoberfarm said...

what an adventure! can't wait to see more!

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

It must have been a fascinating site, what an experience - look forward to your photos!

Joy said...

@Joyce and Ozlem, yes, fantastic site! But it was just sooo cold, so hard to appreciate the full beauty at the time.

Julia said...

Looking forward to seeing more photos, Joy. Bet you had a great time. :)

Anonymous said...

was on my list. look forward to seeing and hearing of more.

Becky R.

Erica (Irene) said...

WOW!!! Sounds like an amazing adventure.....can't wait to see the photo's.

Joy said...

More photos coming soon! Wish it didn't take so long to edit and go through them!

Finished baking for the day, but now have to prep for my 4th of July luncheon that I am hosting at my apartment tomorrow. Busy, busy! ;-)