Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Way Too Long

Sorry everybody! It has been way too long since we posted anything. My goal is to blog once a week on the weekends. We've experienced a lot since we last posted and it is time to post again! Thanks for waiting.

It's just the two of us now!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

While packing, Joanna found an old birthday gift she had bought Alex and hid but could never find.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

"Bullied" - A Short Film by Alex Plane

We showed Alex's video to our school. He made this video about bullying for his IB project. Sorry that it can't be shown on mobile devices. We are very proud of him.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Alex's IB Art Exhibit

Went to Alex's exhibit today in the torrential rain. We are so proud of what he has accomplished!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Going to Mykonos

Our ferry ride from Santorini to Mykonos island was about two and half hours.  When we met our Gate 1 Tour guide at the port in Mykonos he said our hotel was overbooked and we have been upgraded.  First I was disappointed because the hotel I had chosen was very close to downtown and the hotel we ended up was near a beach and a bus ride from downtown.  However, when we got to our hotel it was beautiful and we were treated very well.  

The houses in Mykonos are rectangular.  Still white with blue doors and windows.

The hotel sent us a bottle of wine for our anniversary

Our hotel

Inside our hotel room

We ended up asking the hotel where we should go eat that night for dinner.  They suggested eating at a local Greek restaurant.  So we walked down to the beach.  I did have to ask two people on the street to find the restaurant.  When we did find it, I ordered a glass of wine.  The waiter asked "Half or Full?" so I said "Full" thinking why would I want a half of glass of wine.  He then brought me a full liter of wine in this red pitcher.  Januck had a good laugh!  We ordered Souvlaki, which is like Japanese Yakitori or Kebabs.  It was very good but way too much meat.

We went back to the hotel after dinner and I asked the receptionist if we could still take a swim in the pool right outside our room even though the Pool sign said until 6 p.m.  They said the rules don't really apply so to go ahead and take a swim.  We did and really enjoyed it!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Taking a volcano tour on Santorini

So, we were picked up from our hotel to board a boat to an island with a crater we could walk up to.  All of the island of Santorini is on a caldera.  We got on and had an English guide who also spoke French to the many French tourists on board.  We also went to a Hot springs site where we could take a dip and an island where we ate lunch.  We always took the suggestions of the tour guides and hotel receptionists on local places to eat and we were happy with the places they recommended most of the time.  Such a fun day!

Januck and I at the the crater

Sulfur hole
Hot Springs

Enjoying the sun on the boat

The small island where we stopped for lunch

Moussaka and Greek salad for lunch

Januck enjoying the water from our restaurant

The clear water

Many stray and hungry cats in the outdoor cafe/restaurants in Greece.  This one liked Januck.

Ha!  Ha!

Oia build on the cliff.
It was a nice day on the boat and then we went back to Kamari Beach near our hotel.  We went back to the restaurant we ate at the night before and I bought a pair of blue glass earrings from an old man on the beach street.
Chicken with the vizcaino wine sauce

Another greek salad
Went into the pool again.  This time Januck is more relaxed with his shoes off!