Safely on the ground
We finally touched ground after a 12-hour voyage across the Atlantic! After check-in, John, Chris and I hit the gym for a while and then met up with Larry Beinfest for an outstanding dinner at the hotel. Everyone has been extremely nice to us and very accommodating.
Hopefully everyone else found a way to get to sleep, not much luck here..it’s after 2AM here and we have a big day planned, starting at 0800 hours! I passed a Turkish coffee shop downstairs earlier and I have a suspicion that we will be getting acquainted in just a few hours.
Plans tomorrow include a boat ride, base tour, photo/autograph session with the troops and a visit to a local little league. I can only imagine how excited the kids will be to meet real Major League Baseball players and we are all looking forward to spending time with them. Who knows, maybe we’ll find a couple future Marlins while we’re there!
Remember to check back regularly this week as we will be uploading video from our activities as soon as possible.