Afternoon in Athens

Trip Start Oct 05, 2010
Trip End Oct 20, 2010

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Flag of Greece  , Attica,
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Afternoon in Athens
Tad schlepped all our bags up the hill to the car this morning . . . OMG! As I'm sitting here at an outdoor cafe writing this, a bird just shat on Tad!!!! Suddenly, he's liking Greece less and less about now . . . ANYway, drove to the Santorini airport this morning, grabbed some airport sandwiches for breakfast, and took off for Athens. On the plane, a guy behind Trish was telling Trish to turn off her iphone . . . she told him she had it on airplane mode, but he wouldn't shut up and told her to turn it off again and that he was a pilot, so he knew. Well, you know what happened next . . . she turned around, adjusted her glasses, and said "I'm a pilot, too.", and turned back around. In other words, **** We ARE getting a bit cranky as we move through Day 15 of our travels . . . not at each other, just getting a little impatient with:

Airport food
European toilets, elevators, and showers
Bad BO on public transportation
People not waiting their turn!

We love all your comments, and a couple of you have asked what camera we have been using, settings, etc. All the photos on the blog are taken with the iphone 4. So, imagine how great the big camera photos will be! Very exciting that the travel blog website contacted Trish about using some of her photos for their main page. Pretty cool. Trish also went back and labeled a few photos from the previous blogs . . . we had bad wifi service in the islands.

We took our 5th or 6th mode of transportation this afternoon when we boarded the Athens metro to ride into downtown to see some sights. About the only mode offtransportation left is a wheelchair, and we all agree we're not too far away from that!

We made the most of our time in Athens this afternoon, with a visit to the Acropolis and Parthenon, a little bit of souvenir browsing, and finally a marathon hike up to Lycabettus Hill, the BEST spot to view Athens. You walk up like 9,000 steps and then hitch a cable car to the top, which towers above the city. We are here just at sunset and got some great pics. Oh, Trish was a bit confused about how to say Lycabettus and asked a shopkeeper where Lycapenis Hill was!! She's tired. So, we're sitting here atop of the hill ordering a light meal anticipating the beautiful lights of Athens and the lights on the Acropolis as the sun goes down.

Ciao from Athens (we don't know how to say Ciao in Greek)!
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Jay on

Good girls go nowhere, bad girls go everywhere, and cranky girls.....go home! I'm curious - were you admitting to B.O. while you were on public transportation or just accusing others of smelling like cheese and onions? This was your best work Erin. Very entertaining and descriptive. Sounds like your whirlwind tour ended on another exhausting, hectic, thoroughly lovely day. DID ANYONE OTHER THAN ME USE A BIDET ??? And I only used it for my foot bath every evening, not the squirt up the tooshy function.
We will all miss your blogs Trish and Erin! Tad, I see a mosquito or twenty waiting for your return outside my patio window. American tourist - yum. Have a decent, safe trip and WELCOME HOME.

pattyeluke on

trish, even though you were telling the guy the truth about being a pilot, he probably said to himself " yeah right".

Sharron on

Egads - I could have told that guy not to mess with Trish. What a fool HE was! I can just see her adjusting and then peering over the top of her glasses. You go girl!!!!! You three must be totally exhausted - but you saw and did so much. What fun you'll have reliving it all over again from the great blogs and even greater pics - all without schlepping, packing and unpacking!!! Travel safe - lyttmab

Lisa on

Trish I absolutely understand why the website would like to use your pictures - you're a pro! Thank you for all the effort you have put into this blog - it's a treasure!! I would love to meet you!
Erin the blog has been very informative & entertaining - thank you!
Tad it's with heartfelt love that I say I am sooo happy that you had an experience of a lifetime with this trip. You've had a huge smile on your face in every picture.
Jay & I talk every night so we can discuss your pictures, the beautiful scenery, & what you've done that day. I'm not ready for you to come home, even though I'm sure you all are!! THANK YOU!!!!!

dboyer9800 on

I vote for Greece as the prettiest place Char

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