This was the first thing we saw when we looked out of our bedroom window this morning.
Our journey home began with a full day of meeting people and an evening of supper and packing with a bit of debriefing. Our taxi came at 12:30 am, so there wasn't any sleeping ahead of time. Getting checked in and through security at the airport took a while, so there wasn't any chance to sleep until after take off at 4:00 am. We dozed a bit on the plane and then some more in the airport at Istanbul.
We had an 11 hour flight from Istanbul to Toronto which wasn't as bad as we thought it would be. In Toronto with going through immigration and customs we didn't even have that much time to do nothing. We slept from Toronto to Winnipeg, and were greeted by Mom and Dad with our parkas on arrival.
We managed to stay up till 10:30 pm to talk to Conrad and finally got a good night's sleep. No roosters crowing, no dogs barking, babies crying, phones ringing, cars honking, calls to prayer or fireworks to wake us up.