In light of being deemed an "essential employee" during the government shutdown, I started day dreaming about taking a vacation.
Did you see the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? Well, this was our "Big Fat Greek Vacation!". We had a blast!
In 2009, my sisters (all 4 of us), my sister in law, her sister and my brother's girlfriend at the time all went on an All Girl's Trip to Greece. We spent 10-days together and it was a memorable 10-days.
We visited Mykonos, Santorini & Athens. I look back and smile at how young we all looked and how much fun we all had.
I wish we could plan another trip like this again.
|Arriving on the Island of Mykonos. All smiles. I almost missed my connecting flight because the gate was changed and no official announcement was made!|
|Mykonos! Beautiful place!|
|View from our hotel. Yup...there was a beach right there. We woke up to this view 3 mornings in a row. LOVED IT!|
|The architecture was just amazing. Everything looked so pretty.|
|Ouzo. A traditional greek drink. Let's just say, we had a few :-).|
|The crew. Sisters by birth, by marriage and by friendship.|
|Not a bare feet beach gal. I wore my flip flops EVERYWHERE!|
|After a day of shopping and feasting on gelatos!|
|We went to this place so many times for refreshments, the guy wanted to take a picture with us. Everytime we went there, he'd say "my ladies...all my ladies...come sit come sit"|
|Climb every mountain!!! A once active volcano.|
|I made it to the top!!!|
|I actually rode a donkey! THAT was a first for me. Not sure I'd do it again. The hills were STEEEEEPPPPPP!!!|
|But I made it to the top. All smiles. Finally off that donkey!|
|Well worth it to get to the top. We had dinner at this restaurant. Isn't that view spectacular?|
|Sunset while eating.|
|Heading out on our first Catamaran adventure. It was beautiful.|
|Visiting some wineries.|
|We actually swam here. The salt water concentration was so high that for days, I had salt caked in my hair!|
|Temple at Athens!|
|Me and my little sis.|
|Ruins in Athens|
|Yup...we walked around to the top. We were quite adventurous.|
|It was an amazing day visiting the ruins|
I loved the gyros! I still have not been able to find any place that makes it as good as the ones we had in Greece.