The View From Here

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Difference

Germany, rain...

Greece, sunshine...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

From Perfect To This!

Pouring rain in Germany and meant to last until Sunday. Oh well, such is life. At least I'm avoiding the heat wave in Athens were the temps will hit 41c (105f) for the next few days...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Most Perfect Day

Sunday was by far the most perfect day from my recent memory.
The afternoon and evening spent on BIL's boat, swimming and watching an amazing sunset.

Now isn't that gorgeous? Then came the moon, the super moon.

The evening ended at a cafe for a late dinner, perfect...

Tomorrow I'm off to Germany for a week of frolic with my childhood girlfriend.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Life's A Beach

Yes it really is, at least for us, right now.

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

The First Day

We have safely arrived in Greece. As always, Air Canada did not disappoint in their awfulness, that's a word right? They really are a awful, but choices on a direct flight are limited. There is awful and then there is more awful, aka Air Transat. Hubby likes direct flights otherwise we would have better options. That's the way it goes.

Our first day was spent doing the usual domestic stuff, cleaning and organizing the apartment, after all it is empty 10 months of the year, getting some groceries and just generally getting over jet lag.

Today though, we went out on BIL's boat for some swimming. It was a little rough out on the sea and for the first time ever I got sea sick and we came back early. I have never been sick before so I hope there is no repeat or he won't take us out again.

The view from our apartment, you can just see the water.

A day on the sea on my brother-in-law's boat.

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Location:Efxeinou Pontou,Glifadha,Greece

Sunday, July 27, 2014

As The Kiddies Say, Four More Sleeps

Pandemonium reigns at the moment. There are suitcases and clothes on every available surface waiting to be packed. I'm procrastinating and panicking. Electronics, wires, charges and various other accruements are lying around everywhere.

I hope I get this all topo getter by Wednesday night.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

It's Almost Time

We are less than a month away from our annual trip to Greece and Germany and I am in panic mode. After waiting four years on "wonder " surgeon's wait list for forefoot reconstruction surgery I got a call. There was a May 1 cancellation, did I want it. Of course I did, no question about it and the deed was done. I had joints removed from three toes plus some nerves work. I spent he first twelve day being permitted to walk five minute an hour. Then four more weeks of roughly ten minutes per hour with wires sticking out of three toes.

Had I known how difficult the recovery would be I'm not sure I would have tone through with it. The older you are the harder it is to recover and having rheumatoid arthritis and fybro just adds a mess to the mix.

So two months later, the toes are pretty but they are not quite functional yet.  I still can't put full weight on the foot and with less than a month to go I am getting worried.. Nevertheless we are committed to going, tickets bought and I must go to Germany to see my gravely ill uncle, probably for the last time. A short road trip through the Pfalz region and to France are also planned with my childhood friend Petra. She will then return to Greece with me for two weeks of fun and sun and a trip to an island just the two of us, probably Sifnos.

In September my son and family arrive. It is the start of their one year sabbatical from teaching and they will travel some of the world. We will miss them as a year is a long time to be away, especially our granddaughter Elliotte.

So that's the plan. As always I will be taking a ton of pictures and write about my adventures and misadventures...ciao