June 23- On Our Way

I can’t believe our Footsteps of Paul journey has finally begun. We had such an early flight, we stayed the night at a hotel near Newark Airport. Clearly Air Canada didn’t get the memo about passengers arriving three hours in advance of international flights. We arrived at 3:15 am for our 6:10am flight. The airport was pretty empty. The Air Canada folks didn’t even open up the baggage station until after 4:00 am! It wasn’t all a waste because our nine hour lay over in Toronto gave us a chance to enjoy Tim Horton maple donuts. We will attempt to get some sleep on the flight to Istanbul.  It arrives at 9:30 Istanbul time, which is 2:30 am New Jersey time. Our guide for Turkey will meet us at the airport and immediately take us on a day touring. We are looking forward to some great sight seeing in Istanbul tomorrow. Nancy