Last Night in Greece!
17.07.2010 - 18.07.2010 36 °C
July 18, 2010 Steve- A return to Athens!
We have now (as of this writing) been back in Athens for two nights. A quick wrap up on the boat: Our final passage, from Poros to Athens, had us taking on about 20 knots of wind “on the nose” and seas 4-5 feet- was definitely a bumpy ride but the entire family handled it quite well. Yesterday, it was nice to leave the boat, get into a hotel and take a long shower fully standing up! Spent a good chunk of time in the middle of the city doing laundry while Lisa met a family from Seattle and the kids enjoyed cartoons in the hotel room. Last night everyone went to bed early in order to catch up on some sleep!
This of course led to all of us oversleeping for our tour of Athens this morning, we had to quickly eat breakfast and run up the street to catch the bus! The tour was good, very cool new museum at the Acropolis and then everyone hiked to the top to check out the Acropolis. Incredible scenery and view of Athens. However, this really took a toll on the whole family (with the heat, etc..) ad so we returned to the hotel to spend the afternoon hours in air condition… Not sure what we will do this afternoon- we have been alerted to a “Disney-like” place a bit off the beaten path so we may check it out…
Lisa- have I said how HOT it is here... even inside in the air conditioning it is still hot. Staqrted the day with a very early hike up to the acropolis-Akropoli-"Top of City" saw the Parthenon, Dionysus theater, the first oplympic stadium and the Acropolis Museum- all very cool- it was tough to take in the awesomeness of the akropolis with 3 kids melting down and almost melting literally- we didn;t stay long enough but to snap a few pictures, and then retreated back down to the air conditioned hotel room where Steve and I took quick naps, and let the kids play ds for 2 hours! Kid Heaven.....
then we decided (in retrospect a bad move) to go find this kiddie ride amusement park and it is just too hot during the day here to truely enjoy anything...we should of just rode the subway around for 2 hours- the kids thought that was great! We found the amusement park- it was anything but "Disney-like" as described to us- but more like a ghetto version of the boardwalk... we found a KFC, got the kids an "American meal" and came back to the hotel- packing for ROME...we leave here at 6:30 am for the airport!! Italy here we come!