Best of Kusadasi

After a light lunch in the Grand Dining Room we caught our tour bus at 2:00pm for the Best of Kusadasi tour. We dove 30 minutes to the Virgin Mary's House which is a church built over the site they think where she lived. Several Popes have visited also. Then we went to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Very impressive site. Afterwards we visited the Ephesus Museum and saw some artifacts. Then we drove back to town for a carpet demonstration which was very interesting. Because it is such tedious work girls can only work 2 hours a day and they make about $500 a month. They were very beautiful carpets. Afterwards we shopped in town and Pat did a good job bargaining for a pendant. Then we walked back to the ship and had dinner at the Italian restaurant, Toscano. Jim had Dover sole and Pat had volcano angel hair pasta.