So we have had a fun week. Saturday we went to the base family fishing day. Before they get the swimming pool ready for open swimming they fill it with fresh water, throw some trout in it, and hand out fishing poles with hooks baited with corn kernels (I guess Turkish trout like corn). CJ helped Maria and they ended up catching three fish in about 15 minutes. I think we had the best spot because no one else was catching a thing. Maria now thinks that this is the normal way to fish, I think that she is in for a surprise when we get to Wyoming and go fishing for real. Maria then went to her friends birthday party. They were all told to dress up as cheerleaders, luckily we had a High School Musical East High Wildcats dress up (thank you Aunt Carla). She looked great and had a great time. All this happened on Saturday and then on Monday she got a special surprise. We had a new bed and desk made for her and it was delivered on Monday. She was bouncing off the walls the rest of the day and also the following two days. She has stayed in it for three nights now so we are thinking that it's worth every penny. On Wednesday we went to Adana to the Women's market with some friends. It is a market where Turkish women sell their handmade items. We have been a few times before and enjoy it. This week has made me realize a few things that I will miss about Turkey. Our few experiences in one week can not be had anywhere else and we will miss this place and all that we have gotten to do here.Myself, Jaywon, her son Max, and Maria at the Adana Women's Market.
Maria enjoying her new bed for the first time.
Timeyah, Berk and Maria at Timeyah's sixth birthday party.
Maria showing off her three fish that she caught at the base fishing day. She was a little traumatized when they cleaned them for her and the fish were still moving after their heads were cut off. She then asked how they were going to swim without heads. She was under the impression that she was taking these fish home, putting them in a tank, and keeping them as pets. Let me just say that she was not about to eat them once we got home and grilled them up.
CJ and Maria throwing their line into the swimming pool to catch some fish.