God’s hand on creation and history

Our second trip to Cappadocia proved to be another blessing. We got to go there in July with Marsha’s parents and then went again with Nick’s mom this past weekend. What a blessing it is to experience the beauty of God’s creation and learn about the amazing hand of God in history.

First, we went to an underground city in Derinkuyu. Parts of the underground city date all the way back to the Hittites almost 4,000 years ago. Then, we climbed up the ancient Uçhisar Castle, where one can get an incredible view of the surrounding area. Next, we went to Göreme, the little city in Cappadocia where we stayed in a cave hotel, which was a fascinating experience in itself. The next day we went to the Göreme Open Air museum, a tourist site that has amazing scenery and history with lots of fairy chimneys (cave dwellings) and ancient churches.  We also hiked around through some of the valleys, enjoying the exercise and surrounding views.

Unfortunately, Noah caught Levi’s sick bug the second day we were there, so we spent a little more time in the hotel room than we planned. Still, it was a great trip and fun for all of us. See more new pictures on our photos page.