Monday, June 08, 2015

Capitol City Parks

While Judah, Micah and I were in Ankara waiting for visas, we spent a lot of time at the park.  It helped pass the time.  When it wasn’t raining we frequented the park twice a day.

The thing I love about Turkey are their parks.  We don’t have great playgrounds like this where we live so it’s fun for my kids to enjoy slides for a change. 

There are always parks in neighborhoods, since people live in apartments it’s a part of your day, to go to the park. 

While we enjoyed the couple of parks just right up the street from where we stayed we also enjoyed a 25 minute walk to another park.  (Conveniently located next to a Starbucks.) 

There were several other foreigners who frequented this park so I felt more at home there, it was close to several consulates.  I even was able to meet a few Russian speakers there.

Judah loved the sandbox and would always go plop down next to some other child. 

Micah on the other hand preferred to create his constructions alone, my little introvert.

Here are a few other parks we found.  One park was recommended to us by a friend, and would have been more fun, but there were a couple Turkish little boys who were quite found of Judah and loved to smother him with hugs and kisses, that he was not appreciating.  The whole time they were there he kept running to me any time they would get close to him.  If they got close to Micah he’d just scream “Net!!!” which is no in Russian.

We were thankful that the Lord provided us with a few parks and some beautiful sunny days to enjoy them.  

 I am sure we would have gone crazy had it not been for those.

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