Monday, June 25, 2012

Day7: Kefalonia

Kefalonia was probably our least exciting stop, but still beautiful :)

We found a nice beach to hang out by.. Woody doing his pre-swim stretch

Woody was the only one who got in this time... it was a little too chilly outside for the rest of us.  Can you find Woody in the waves?

Woody's Baywatch picture.. I married such a BABE

This beach had sand instead of rocks.. me likey

And of course, we had to stop and eat some Greek food!!

Woody loves his Greek salads!!

Woody was pretty sad to leave this day because it was our last Greek spot.  We stayed out for as long as we dared, and tried to be one of the last few to get on the boat.  
Farewell Greece.. until we meet again

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 6: Athens

Athens was a lot of fun. Woody loved being back home and seeing the sights that he saw for 2 years.  It was way cool to visit all the Ancient Greece stuff and see things that you've learned about. Woody was actually really sad when we got back on the boat, he was not ready to leave his home away from home.

Woody was so excited for this day because it was the only day where we were actually in an area that he served his mission in!

This is Woody's church.  It was in a 3-story building, and they had all levels.  If you didn't read the plaque you would have never known it was a church.

Zeus' Temple

It was FLIPPING hot and bright.  So we had our fancy new glasses to help us out... but on this trip I found out that sunglasses make your nose sweaty

They were dogs everywhere in Athens, and the other Greek cities.  Woody says that people buy them as puppies and then let them go when they are adults.  The dogs don't really mind because everybody pets them and feeds them.

The muses 

The Parthenon 

This is us on top of Mars Hill.. where the Apostle Paul taught about Christ.  During the mission, the missionaries meet here and have a testimony meeting.  It was a cool spot.. but sad because it's definitely mistreated with trash and graffiti.

We bought some Strawberries and they were delicious!! Even better after we went to the boat and put them in the fridge to make them cold.

Of course we ate lunch and got us some gyros... SO GOOD

Capitol Building.. has the unknown Soldier there, and the changing of the guards. It is in the area where Woody would do a lot of street contacting.

To get around Athens we used the public train system.  We felt pretty good and it was fun to see the train system.  Apparently, when the Olympics were held in Greece, they weren't doing anything to get ready and had really bad public transportation so, the EU sent  Germany down to build them a train system.. fun fact

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 5: Santorini

The city, Santorini is on a huge cliff, this is us starting out at the bottom

To get to the city we took cable cars.. they were PRETTY STEEP and they made mom and me a little bit nervous... but we survived

Our other option had we not taken the cable cars: donkeys

Once we were at the op, we took a van to get to Santornini.  This is a picture of Brad and Angelina Joline's  house... everything is white and blue and colorful, so they made their house... black

 The guy who drove our van was very nice and took us around Santorini and showed us all the favorite picture spots.

This hotel is in the above picture.  Our friendly guide told us it costs about $2,000 a night to stay there... WOWZERS

I would love to have a little patio like this overlooking the ocean... just be careful of the fall

This was Woody's first Greek food experience on the trip.. he looks EXCITED

Taking the first bite..


It's delicious!!!

We had a blast in Santorini, it was so beautiful there! And our first Greek food experience was so good!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 4: Corfu

Our First Greek port: Corfu.  Woody woke up extra excited today, he was ready to get into Greece and start speaking the language :)

We went to the most beautiful beach I have EVER SEEN.  The water was gorgeous and completely clear! 

The only down fall to our beach was that it was a pebbled beach.. so no sand only rocks.  It was a little rough on the feet, but totally worth it.

The water was a little bit chilly at first and it took Woody a long time to convince me to get in.

 He's had lots of practice convincing me to do things... so of course he won the battle and I got in

Even mommy got in the water!! We were all pretty happy once we were in.. the water wasn't THAT COLD

Daddy is shocked that he can see his feet!

Right above the beach was this beautiful little restaurant.. we got some drinks yum... check out those gorgeous mountains!

 A super old Olive Tree