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... he sees Matt or me coming), and no one having it, we went off to dinner. At dinner tonight we finally tracked down the waiter who pulled my phone out of his pocket. A very strange situation since they are supposed to turn in anything they find, and he had my room key with my name on it as well. Anyways, good news is I have my phone back in MY possession.
* No pictures today due to my missing phone :(
... and tsunami which buried the site under about 10 feet of mud. It was the Germans who first excavated the site. They are still working on the excavations today. There were two large temples, one to Hera and one to Zeus. The temple to Zeus contained a very large statue of Zeus made of gold. Of course, that disappeared over the years. We saw where the Olympic flame is lit ...
... didn't look ancient. The brochure that came with the tickets said the site "flourished from the 10th. century BC ..." ie over 12,000 years ago, as a major religious, cultural and sporting site for the region. So it's certainly ancient and their sense of sport extended to human sacrifices in honour of the gods, according to the signage on one monument we passed. The site was largely rubble but still worth us seeing it and we could visualise what might ...
... before joining Craig on deck. We went to a shady area and caught up with Tina and Andrew. The boys had a few beers and we left the pool deck about 7pm to change. It's a funny thing how you can feel appropriately dressed in togs in a pool area but a few yards inside travelling in the glass lift in the atrium, open to the public areas on each floor, you feel quite under dressed at that time of day. What are togs at the pool becomes underwear elsewhere. We went for ...
... Caesar Salad
- Interpretation of the classical salad, from New York, not Italy (Jeannette's choice)
- Butternut Squash with Huckleberries
- Huckleberries are American, substitute Blueberries. A very theatrical presentation with creme freche & the huckleberries in the bowl before the soup is poured in. Our choice, absolutely stunning
- Chilled Yoghurt ...