Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Vestal virgins :-)

Santorini from the cable car

The isle of Eugenia, home of pistachio trees.

A woman making rugs in Turkey..

What I loved about being in Greece and on the sea was the peacefulness and beauty of it all. Seeing the whitewashed houses tucked in on the hills of the isles we visited just invited one to romanticize about living there, eating cheese and olives and taking a swim in the Mediteranean Sea every morning. Ok, I just woke up from that dream. Oh well.

Seeing the ancient ruins like the Parthenon, built in 432 BC! Just touching the marbled stones gave me a chill to think I was standing where ancient Greeks orated and fought and honored their gods and goddesses.

One of my favorite places was Santorini, a small island in the Aegean Sea which was formed by a volcano. Its village sits on top of the small mountain. As we pulled into port and debarked, we learned that the only way to the village was by cable car of donkey! I chose the cable car because I felt bad for the lil donkeys...but that's their job and I suppose they do it well.

All in all, it's a beautiful country....the food is good...the people are nice....what more could one ask for?


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Have a great Turkey Day!!! Gobble, gobble!

In spite of what life has handed me these past months, I have plenty to be thankful for and for that I am grateful, and especially to all my blog buddies!
Thank you.


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Flu.....Be Careful!!!!

2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken- Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of Asia !

2008 -
Chinese year of the Horse- Equine Influenza decimates Australian racing !

2009 -
Chinese year of the Pig- Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of pigs/humans around the globe.!

Next year......

2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what can possibly go wrong?


Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm Backkkkkkkkkkkk.....

Santorini, where you had to take a cable car or a donkey ride up into the city on the hill.

Santorini .
The Aquamarine.

Greece was absolutely beautiful. We arrived in Greece, via London, on November 7th and after a few minor set backs (one of my bags stayed in London, but caught up with me on the next flight), we boarded the Aquamarine for 5 days of sunny sailing to Mykonos, Santorini, Turkey.
We stayed four extra days in Athens and did day trips on the one day little ships to every other island...Poros, Hydra, and Eugina.....and of course we walked the entire city of Athens and did a little (ok a lot) of shopping.

The weather was nice (in the 70's and 60's). What I loved the most was the food! The Greek salads are to die for as well as their Mousakka. Everything is soooo fresh!

(See ya in a few days.....)


I will post some more pics later and tell you more detail when I catch up with some sleep and get adjusted to the time change.

Friday, November 06, 2009