Greece

June 7, 2011

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I am on my way home from a wonderful yet exhausting trip to Greece.   It is a beautiful country and we barely scratched the surface with stops in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini.  I prepared for this trip not as much as I should have.  We did very little research and had just a vague plan of what we wanted to do.  That part worked out well.  We saw our “must see” things and then played everything else by ear.  The part I should have done more preparation for was the physical aspect.  I am a walker and a hiker, but if I’m going to a national park to hike, I put in some extra work at the gym.  I should have prepared for this like a national park trip.  Everything was either up or down.  Very little was flat.  I was not prepared.  I got around,  but not as comfortably as I would have liked.

The trip was a wonderful mix of busy and relaxing.  We did a lot of walking and sightseeing, but also took breaks at sidewalk caf©s and gelatin stands.  We also had 3 days of relaxing on the beach.

This was a great time of year to go.  It us still early in the season, not too hot and not too crowded.  I can’t imagine doing this trip in July or August.  I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much.  Today, 6 cruise ships are due in Santorini. We only had to deal with 2, but there were 4 in port in Mykonos and it makes for a lit more people.

We are about 5 and a half hours into our 28 trip home but I am looking forward to my furry babies, shower and bed.  Fingers crossed, prayers said for a safe trip home.


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