Thursday, May 21, 2009


Heidi and I have started to post photos onto a Picasa Web Album. You can see the photos in the form of a slideshow on the right side of the blog. If one of these photos catches your eye, click on it and it will take you to the Picasa site where you can download the photos for yourself.



Update: I added approximately 200 photos this afternoon.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Farewell Greece!

Hello again, dedicated followers. This will be our last blog entry for our journey!!

It has been quite an adventure and the experience of a lifetime!! For these last precious days, we were back in Athens. Following our journey back to Athens from the monasteries of Kalambaka, we had a nice combo birthday dinner for our blogger Nikki and fellow traveller Dana, whose birthday was yesterday.

Yesterday, via "Flying Dolphin" we spent the day at Aegina one of the beautiful Greek Islands for some fun in the sun. But before we could reach the beach, we of course visited the Temple for Athena Aphaia and heard some presentations from Randy and Tyler. The rest of the day was spent enjoying the sand, sun, and sea.

Today, our final day abroad :(...we visited the National Museum in Athens and saw many artifacts like pottery, statues, carvings, jewelry, etc. It was a great summary for all we have seen here in Greece.

Well, it has been fun and we appreciate all of you following our trip from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Acropolis of Greece! More pictures to come so keep checking back!!

See you all very soon!
Nicole and Sarah

More pictures to come upon return!

A Flying Dolphin in action!

The Temple of Athena, one of the most complete temples we've visited!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On the road again

These are your fearless leaders checking in. We departed on May 12 for Delphi and saw the Sanctuary of Apollo, followed by lunch/dinner by the sea at Itea. Today we drove to Kalambaka. It is Nikki's birthday and acording to Greek custom she treated us to cookies from the bakery. I am sure she and the others are having a good day in this quaint little town. Tommorow we go early to visit the Byzantine monasteries on top of huge conglomerate pillars dating from the 14th-17th centuries, which were refuges during the Turkish occupation. We will post more photos in a couple of days when we return to Athens.

Heidi and Corey

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Journey back to Athens!

Since we last communicated with all of you, we've finished our whirlwind tour of the Peloponnese! After leaving Pylos, our last location with internet, we hopped on the bus and started making our way to Olympia, home of the historic, ancient Olympics. On our way, we made a pit stop at a beautiful beach, where we had a mid-morning snack and a swim in the sea! The water was a little bit chilly, but that didn't stop some of us from jumping into the waves.

After we dried off and got back on the road, our drive to Olympia didn't last much longer. We arrived in the small village just after lunch, so we went exploring and found some cafes that boasted wonderful gyros for a late lunch! We stayed in the Ilis Hotel, located right on the main street that led us right down into ancient Olympia as we walked down the road of history later that afternoon. We visited the temples of Zeus and Hera, as well as the stadium, where our athletes partook in an Olympic sized race! We also saw the reconstructed scenes that adorned Zeus's temple in the museum, which was very impressive. The figures were at least ten feet tall!

Today, we had a seaside lunch in a beautiful beach town on our way back to Athens. We are in the city for two days, before embarking to Delphi!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there!!!

Sarah and Nicole

More Pictures from the Peloponnese!

The beautiful sunset in Pylos

Striking a pose in front of the Leonides statue in Sparta

A group picture at the Theater in Epidaurus

Pictures from Athens

Day One in Athens, in front of the Parthenon!

Heidi, our fearless leader!