Monday, October 31, 2011

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Meeting Day

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Doors of Hydra

Organizing my photos from my trip to Hydra.
Love all the blue...I think we could all use a little more blue in our lives.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I'm home, I'm tired.
More later this week.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Athens Part 2

Yesterday was a great day in Athens, well at least the second half...I slept the first half. I think changing the travel arrangements, waiting anxiously to get to Athens, etc. wore me out.
We all met up for lunch at our hotel around 1:30 PM - Robin and Kenny both went to the Acropolis in the morning. After lunch and a quick nap we headed over to the New Acropolis Museum which was incredible. It just opened in 2009 and is amazing...I cannot believe how old the pieces are and the structure itself is pretty cool as well, basically emulating the Parthenon and when it gets dark, the reflection on the windows really gives you an idea of what it was like to see it back in the day. Kenny counted the columns of the Parthenon and the columns in the museum and put it all together, pretty cool. I highly recommend this museum to anyone traveling to Athens, it will blow your mind. At night, even after it is closed, you can see the statues on the glassed in 4th floor. After the museum (we were there for about 3 hours), it was dinner time so we went to a nice traditional restaurant with music and dancing. I can't get enough spinach pie so I ordered it yet again and had giant beans, saganaki (sp) and stuffed grape leaves. I am packing in all the Greek food I can before I leave, that is for sure.
Today we are headed to the Ancient Agora this morning and then the National Archeological Museum - both of these things are two highlights I missed on my last trip to Athens and I am super excited to check them out. Later this afternoon/evening we will all head to our hotel close to the airport as we have early morning flights and the hotel has a free airport shuttle. I need to head to the airport at 3 AM believe it or not, but I am not complaining, I am ready for my own bed and some Mexican food at this point. Maybe an update later before I head home.

Friday, October 21, 2011


We made it to Athens all safe and sound. We took a water taxi from Hydra across to the Peloponnese and had a driver waiting there for us in a fat Mercedes taxi that comfortably took us to Athens (about 2.5 hours). Our cab driver was the best, pointing out things and stopping mid way for coffee and spinach pie. When we entered Athens our driver told us that Thursday (the bad riot day) no one could get into Athens, so it was good we decided to come here when we did. Our hotel is very nice and situated in walking distance to the ancient sites, the New Acropolis Museum and the Plaka which is all you really need in Athens if you ask me. We have rooms with super soft beds, which is a nice change from the planks we all slept on at the house in Hydra. All was quiet here yesterday and everything is supposed to be mellow today as well so we are optimistic going into the weekend and are praying that Sunday is ok and we can get a cab to our hotel by the airport and our early morning flights on Monday are not disrupted. I slept in today and am just hanging out at the hotel until I feel like getting moving. Having been to the Acropolis before it is not a must see while I am here (although it feels like it should be). We can see it from the roof of our hotel, not the same, I know, but with limited time here and being pretty exhausted I am spending my time wisely and doing only what I want. From what I hear, Kenny took off early this morning to conquer the ancient sites and take photos - he is super excited as it is dream of his to see all of this. It is pretty overwhelming when you think about how old these things are, pretty darn cool. I would like to hit the New Acropolis museum next to our hotel before we leave and that is about all I have on my list before we head out. Maybe the Ancient Agora as well. We will see.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One More Update...

So, ferry strike is now for 48 more hours and we are unsure if we can even leave the island on Sunday so with that said and with the help of some very nice people here (one from Texas, but has lived here for 25 years) we are taking a water taxi across to the Peloponnese followed by the most expensive cab ride ever to our hotel in Athens. Hanging in Athens until flight time on Monday. Please pray that we are safe and can get home soon and our flights are still running on Monday. We may have to stay in the hotel the entire time in Athens but we are getting closer to getting home. Hopefully we will have internet access at the hotel.

Will report back when I can.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Few More Days

Well, strikes have extended 48 more hours so I am missing my flight out of here and we are unable to leave Hydra until at least Friday. We will see. Hoping to get a flight back to the states on Monday. Thank you to Wendy (for watching out for me), Mom (for calling Dr. Const, ha ha!) and Deb (for all of my travel). Most of all, Thank You God for forcing me to take a couple more days off, it is beautiful here and we are able to stay in the house since no new guests can arrive and we can't leave.
Love you all.

Angela...Kalle Nita.
Tim...I love you!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

M.I.A. - sort of....

No internet at our house any longer, which has forced us to really check out.
Anyway, no Manic Monday post this week since I do not have one prepared.
On the island for one more day due to strikes of every kind so back to Athens on the 19th instead of the 18th. We will see what happens with my trip back home. I may have to stay here forever...
I will try and update when we get to Athens, but we may not stay there long due to lots of civil unrest. I have a feeling no Acropolis this time and I just hope I can get out and get some sandals. Priorites people... Ha!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Keep Hydrated

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Happy Birthday BayLee

You know what happens to couples that don't have kids?
They celebrate their pet's Birthday's.
Happy 6th BayLee - Jump for Joy!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Indian Summer

Saturday, October 01, 2011

KIND Food Truck in SF!

Each month, KIND challenges its community to carry out a specific act of kindness (KINDING Mission) on the first Tuesday of the month. This month, KIND challenges residents of San Francisco to send a thoughtful note or email to a woman who has impacted their life.

If-and-only-if enough people sign up to complete this KINDING Mission (click here ->KINDING Mission), KIND pays it forward with a BIG KIND Act for a local community in need (similar to Groupon - but for good!). This month, KIND will team up with National Breast Cancer Foundation to hand deliver care packages to women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy at a local hospital, bringing them comfort and support during their courageous struggle.

Here are the details:

The KIND Food Truck will be parked on 333 Market Street between Front and Beale from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and will also be parked at the San Francisco MOMA (Third Street between Howard and Mission) between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. At the truck we will provide thoughtful note cards that can in turn be filled out and given to a woman who inspires you.


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