Sep 10, 2006

The threat promise fulfilled

I said I'd be back and true to my word... Tada! I'd appreciate it if the Internet in the back rows would stop the whining.

Vacation's over. Batteries recharged. Mind relaxed. Skin tanned. Washing machine spinning load after load of laundry. Suitcases packed away. Digital camera's flash disk brimming with holiday moments.

Vacation debriefing: We stayed at Elaionas. Near the town of Diakopto, situated in Northern Peloponese (Greece, for those wondering where Peloponese is).

Our rented home away from home for two weeks...
Our home away from home (for two weeks) Summer house veranda

The view from the house...
Helmos' foothills from our bedroom window Waking up to Helmos' foothills

The beach was 75 metres away...
Beach at noon Kids against the waves Beach at sunset

There were flowers everywhere...
The garden leading to the beach Pomegranate Roses in garden Roses on marble table Rose

...and where there are flowers, there are bugs. And distraught Goth daughters.
Bee n Flower Bee on soda bottle Bumble Bee at work

There were trees and a lot of clean air...
Capturing the sunrise through the aspen foliage

Tree happy Tree happy 2

And where there's clean air, there are beautiful skies...
Clouds Clouds Clouds

Postcard moments...
Flip flops on the beach Beach towel attack Postcard Instead of building castles in the sand... Greek Cactus disguised as a Jamaican Tavern on the beach Greek lunch by the sea First annual bean soup festival

Cog railway from Diakopto to Kalavryta...
Scenic waterfalls and Vouraikos river

Getting the camera ready to go through the tunnel Boarded and ready to go

Two weeks with no computer, television or radio...
Our recreation table Reading about blogs on the beach Husband reading The Eternal Husband by F.Dostoevsky

I read...
Painting Mona Lisa by J.Kalogridis
The Sea by J.Banville
The Observations by J.Harris
...and I did a whole lot of crossword puzzles. Sudoku still remains a mystery, however and I'm sorry to report that I have yet to solve one successfully.

I wish you all "Kalo Heemona!" [Greek expression for "Have a good winter!"]