I don't do much photography when I'm back home other than a few snap shots with my phone. Guess I'll try my best to organize this odd jumble into some kind of story.
I think its best to start off with my morning routine and that can't be done without the most important meal of the day. No one can compete with American diner food. I love Turkish breakfast, but going to a place with plastic booths, a laminate table and all these accoutrements is just something special. Crispy bacon, fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs and endless refills of coffee leave you feeling greasy, stuffed and vibrating. The only way to begin the day.
This is the Freedom Waffle...hence the red, white and blue. Tastes like 'merica! (but with a little too much whipped cream)
This is Otto. We spend a lot of time together, especially on my bed (sorry, her bed).
Fueled with gut busting breakfast, I would go out with either my friends or spend quality time with my parents. On my first day back, jet lagged and completely worthless we went to Edmonds for a walk at the farmer's market. Edmonds is a neighborhood north of Seattle and for some reason this place perpetuates some kind of anger in O. He hated it there. Too much calm for the Istanbulite.
Some mother-daughter time was spent downtown and at Pike Place Market. Its a sin to go to the market and not eat a delicious hom bow.
We took a detour through Post Alley and past the gum wall. Its really disgusting and cool, but smells of spearmint and decay.
My dad and I found this lending library near our house. For Whovians, this is really neat!
No visit is complete without a trip to Costco for a $1.50 hot dog and drink.
I spent a lot of time eating and a lot of time with friends. And a lot of time eating with friends. Some had babies so bringing food over and eating on the sofa was easier and more fun than schlepping an infant somewhere. Lots of pork, lots of bbq, teriyaki, mexican, sushi, thai and the list goes on. Several pedicures and an oddly high number of visits to Farmers Markets. It was a quick 12 days.
Now, back in Istanbul and the daily grind. And some big news to tell you all soon!