• leaving on a jet plane

    by  • April 19, 2006 • Uncategorized • 15 Comments

    Ginger and I are about to go on the trip of our lives.

    Tomorrow we leave Boston for Athens and three weeks of adventure tracing the steps of the Apostle Paul through Greece and Turkey. What I’m looking forward to most is three weeks with Ginger. Here are the places we’re going: Athens, Veroia, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi, Corinth, Istanbul, Izmir, and Kayseri (the last three are in Turkey). Most of those names are strange to me, other than the ones that have books of the New Testament named after them. I have a lot to learn.

    And a lot to eat. I’m so looking forward to the food!

    Trips like this couldn’t happen without friends. Our friend Eloise is staying in our house and Schnauzer sitting; our friends Jena and Marc let me borrow their laptop so I can blog along the way — or at least try — so stay tuned for words and pictures. Lots of friends have sent us off with kind words, cards, hugs, and prayers.

    The next time you hear from me, I will be across the ocean; I’ve got a list of things to do between now and then, since my bags are not yet packed and I’m not ready to go.



    Blogging since December 2005


    15 Responses to leaving on a jet plane

    1. April 19, 2006 at 5:37 pm

      Wow! Enjoy, both of you! Travel mercies and so on and so forth…

    2. April 19, 2006 at 5:42 pm

      Have a terrific trip!

      Is this a tour or did you put together the itinerary yourselves? It sounds tremendous – I hope you enjoy every moment and every bite along the way!

      We’ll pray for safety and blessings.

    3. April 19, 2006 at 6:25 pm

      As Paul once wrote:
      “Be perfect as I am and drink the Red Wine” or something like that….


    4. April 19, 2006 at 6:39 pm

      God’s blessings on your journey, my friend. Enjoy everything: your wife, the travel, the people you will meet, the things you learn, the food you eat. Return safe.

    5. karla
      April 19, 2006 at 6:52 pm

      Wow, when Dennis took his sabbatical, they sent him to, like, Atlanta and Chicago.

      Go, Ginger. I am jealous for the sights and the food you will enjoy. But so happy that you are doing to enjoy it.

      Take it all in for us.

    6. karla
      April 19, 2006 at 6:54 pm

      Going. I meant “going to enjoy it.”

      But you knew that.

    7. K2
      April 19, 2006 at 6:56 pm

      Milton –
      Have a GREAT trip! I lived in Ankara for one long year. You must try the donerkabob, borek, dolma and fish! I hope you like lamb. It comes in any shape or form. I also loved the icecream.
      Enjoy the shopping and the beauty.

    8. April 19, 2006 at 9:05 pm

      Wow! Have a wonderful time.

    9. April 19, 2006 at 9:45 pm

      Have a great time and wonderful food 🙂 Enjoy to the full……

    10. April 19, 2006 at 9:57 pm

      You spoil us!! You are taking a laptop to blog as you travel. Brillant! Can’t wait to hear from you.

    11. Joe
      April 20, 2006 at 4:59 pm

      Have fun!

    12. April 21, 2006 at 3:42 pm

      Have a fabulous time and bring home some tasty recipes to share.

    13. Anonymous
      May 8, 2006 at 10:45 pm

      I am so excited every day to read about your adventures. I am SO glad you are having such a good time together. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Love to you both. Molly

    14. Molly
      May 8, 2006 at 10:48 pm

      Oh, by the way Milton, Love those pants. ; )

    15. Molly
      May 9, 2006 at 9:34 pm


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