Trip Start Jan 07, 2007
71Trip End Apr 02, 2007
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The coolest part of the day was the Tholos Tomb. This tomb was dug into a hillside and hollowed out, then masonry was built up to create a beehive shape that still supported the hill, yet hollowed it out with stonework
Seeing all the stuff from the Mycenians made me appreciate Egypt all the more. While the Tholos tomb and the Lion's Gate were impressive, they are not even in the same league as the pyramids, the royal tombs, or anything else Egypt was throwing out there. This probably had to do with the Mycenians having more enemies and having to worry about war, but to think of Egypt being able to develop a pyramid earlier than Mycenae is staggering.
We also went to a vineyard to take a tour because Grant thought it would be a nice change of pace. No Toto, I'm not in an Adventist school anymore.
Let me tell you, it is strange having classmates drink and then proceed to talk about it to the professor the next day. This is so... against everything I have been used to on these kinds of trips.
A funny story about today, we have hired a bus driver for four days to drive us around Pelopenesus (spelling is wrong, sorry)
"Back where?" Chad asked.
"Back there, we need to call someone," Michael answered dismissively.
Chad and Grant couldn't see anything, but kept looking as Michael flagged down a drive who tried to tow us with a rope that seemed to have the tensile strength of dental floss. We got two feet before it snapped (we all saw it coming) then Michael bolted out of the bus and jumped in the van in front of us, then returns later, trying to sneak something behind his back. It's a freakin FIVE GALLON GAS CAN!!!! He had run out of gas and put up a front and blatantly lied to us all about the fact that he was just a doofus and forgot to fill up with gas. Grant and Wayne decided to help him pour it in, but it certainly was funny to watch him try and fill it up without us noticing. Ahhhhh, Greece!