Kaatskill Mountain Club
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- Athens...The Greeks...The Philosopher's...The Acropolis!!!!
We got up early, had breakfast and met our tour guide in the hotel lobby...George is his name, works for Niko and we got a four hour tour of Athens...Great way to go!
George gave us a quick lowdown of the history of Greece, Athens and then the Acropolis. He had books, pictures and his tablet to fill in the holes and then he shoved us out the door of the tour ...
... br> Then we walked two more blocks and a darling old man came up and asked if we were Americans? Yes, yes we are. He talks to Dar for a minute, shakes his hand and then asks if this is his girlfriend?? Dar says yes, and wife (sweet) and the old codger picks up my hand, pulls me to him and kiss me on each cheek...then he motions us to sit in his little restaurant and have the best food in Greece and a refreshment..."Only1...and one ...
My flight to New Zealand is in 4 days and I think I have everything ready to go. It is hard to say though because I have never planned for a trip quite like this.
The main supplies I will be bringing are:
- 65 Liter Backpack
- 2 person tent
- Cooking stove and utilities,
- Wet suit, snorkel, and ...
... I am trying to remember where we saw the other servants quarters - could it have been the Gould house? There seems to be more recognition of the role the servants played in the historical sites. We were to hear and see how the Irish servant women lived in several different houses on our tour of New York.
... outing to Olana for the group this sunday but there were not enough takers so it was cancelled and oddly, there we were, four of us! Including Emma. Emma and I had to run because our house tour was just about to begin. I really enjoyed the tour and the description of the Churches' life there. Then we headed back home.