Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!  We spent Christmas with friends in a city near to ours  last week.  It was a lot of fun!  We are thankful for friends who are like family to us.  And yesterday we brought in the new year at a friend’s place with coke floats!

So here are some more pictures from our trip to Ephesus.

On our walk to Ephesus we saw this little buddy walking along the sidewalk, perhaps on his way to Ephesus as well.

And we saw this house.  It was funny to us that the top floors are already painted and in use while the bottom floors are still being constructed.

Now pictures of Ephesus for real.  The weather started out awful.  We thought we had to tour Ephesus in the rain and not able to take many pictures.  But as the day progressed the weather kept getting nicer.

Can you imagine sitting so close to someone while going?

This is the famous Library of Celsus at Ephesus.

This road used to lead to the port when the water was much closer to Ephesus.

The larger of the 2 amphitheaters in Ephesus.