Quick trip to southern Turkey to see Ben--fun! We went to the so-called Snake Castle, a 40 minute drive outside of the city.
It was built by the Armenians in the 12th century (they "left") and used by the Crusaders. A huge whip snake even crossed our path as we drove in.
There wasn't really much of a path and we ended up clambering over rocks, K a mere 10 days following spine surgery, scarf covering her dramatic 4" incision.
And back in the town of Adana, with its beautiful mosque of fairly recent construction, and an ancient Roman-built bridge with the Adana Hilton, where Ben stays when he is in the city, in the background.