Thursday, May 8, 2008

Greece: Day 1

Well, we made it! We're here in beautiful Athens, Greece getting ready to go to bed after Day One of our amazing vacation.
Day One actually ended up being an incredibly long, but interesting and fun, blend of two long days. We left SLC at 8am Wednesday morning and arrived in Athens at 8am the next morning, local time. So today has been spent trying to stay awake while taking in sights and sounds around Mom and Dad's house.
After arriving, getting a tour of the house, cleaning up and unpacking, we were off to the local market for some fresh produce and a delightful (no seriously, I was so delighted I was jumping up and down) display of colors and culture.

Well, I was going to put up a bunch more pictures, of us in the market and us eating souvlaki (yum!), and then pictures of the house to give you a virtual tour, and then night pictures from a sightseeing spot we went up to this evening, but the pictures are taking SO LONG to load and I am getting frustrated and I'm exhausted (we've been up for so so so many hours). I will probably be able to put up more pictures tomorrow and fill in a few more details. Greece is amazing, though and I am already having such a wonderful time. So thrilled to be here.


Christian & Jennifer said...

How fun! It sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time and you'll have to give Dad and Mom squeezes for us.

Elizabeth West Bunton said...

I am so glad you are able to be in Greece with your parents. I definitely want to see all the pictures of your first day at some point, especially of your mom and dad's house. I am always curious about the housing in other countries. I bet your parents are loving having you with them. Does your mom work while she is in Greece? How is the church in Greece? Is there and English speaking branch or do your parents speak Greek? I am immensely curious about the day to day things of living abroad.