Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mr. Otterson becomes "Gyro Man!"

The first week of August, the temperatures were soaring and another "hottie" came to visit us in Greece. Ben Otterson, aka Mr. O, came for 6 days, way too short, but we did our best to see everything we could. We saw the sites of Athens, shopped for souvenirs, ate good food at many Greekeries, and even did a day trip to Hydra and a bus tour of Delphi and Meteora. Ben was even able to be one of our guests at an official dinner we hosted in our home for the British Attaches. He thoroughly impressed the Brits with his knowledge of and love for the game of "European football" otherwise known by Americans as "soccer". Here are some photos of our fun!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Next Visitor

Cyndi was the next to visit us in the heat of the summer of 2007. This summer was the hottest ever on record for Greece and a very disturbing summer with fires all over the country, many set deliberately. The heat and often high, dry winds were perfect conditions for the fires to spread fast and furious! It was a very sad time for Greece. This country lacks green areas as it is, and the few forested areas they have were damaged very much this summer. In spite of the heat, we had a nice time doing a few of the sights around Athens and even ventured out of the Attica area to visit Sounio, Delphi, Meteora, and the islands of Hydra and Spetses. Here are a few photos of our adventures.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Long Time, No Post

Here it is November already and I have not added to this blog since June! A lot has happened in these 6 months!! We are very happily settled into our life here in Greece. Our home is nice and our activities are hectic and enjoyable. We have had many visitors each month since Benjamin and Rebecca christened the "Johansen Bed and Breakfast" as our first guests in June. Since then we have welcomed Adrienne, Cyndi, Ben Otterson, Chad and Elissa Fix, and 8 members of the Smith family from Utah. I think in this post I will add some photos of fun times enjoyed with all of our guests...starting with AJ's visit in July. We visited Sounio at sunset. Another day, we took her on a cruise to 3 Aegean islands, Poros, Hydra, and Aegina.