Monday, August 24, 2009

On my vacation, I saw ANCIENT RUINS!

Okay, I found a somewhat decent picture of me and here I am standing in front of the back side of the Parthenon. There has been a lot of renovation here since my last visit 10 years ago. They say that in 15 years it will be restored to the state that one will be able to walk inside. I'm keeping that in my calendar!
Here are Brooke and Hilari standing in front of The Caryatides. It is amazing to think that these beautiful monuments started to be built in 437 B.C.!

This view is from on top of the Acropolis looking over the city of Athens.

Our tour continued with a drive through Athens. We saw Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and many important buildings of the Greek government along the way. We then stopped at a jewelry shop. The whole bus of people tried to cram into this one little shop, so Brooke and I went across the street into this little market. We finally found some safety pins to buy that we needed for our "toga party" later in the week. I enjoyed browsing in the markets so much more that the shops that sought out "tourists".
That night on the ship we did a little karaoke. This is the Yarmis family. We met at dinner as we were seated at a table for ten. At first we thought "oh no" but within the first ten minutes our table was laughing and we became good friends. We even did things together on the ship! I loved seeing all the wonderful sites on our trip, but the most fun was hanging out with the girls and my mom and our new friends.

I didn't get a picture of Brooke singing for some reason. Anyway, the host asked her to be in the "Royal Caribbean's Got Talent". She blew them away!

4 comments:

mama jo said...

looks like a wonderful trip...i love greece and greek salads...hope you drew lots of fantastic pictures...

Kate said...

Hooray for some pictures of you & your darling girls!
I'm trying to convince my grandma & mom & sisters that we need to do something like this! So fun...

brookegfunk said...

That is a great pic of you! Athens was H O T but the ruins were breathtaking and the company couldn't be beat! I still can't beleive we went it was wonderful!!!!

EmpressOfAllSheSurveys said...

Ah Kelley you always look great, you can't keep your joyful, loving spirit inside and it makes you beautiful on the outside too! I'm glad you had such a great vacation and got to see amazing sights!