Saturday, October 16, 2010

mykonos











Sharon and Harry. A lovely couple we met on the plane. They have a home in Mykonos which was located very close to where we stayed. Small world, eh?
Favorite Memories:
-Watching sunset from the rooftop.
-When we walked into Avra restaurant and the owner greeted us, "Where's Mama?!!!!"
-Swimming in the sea.
-Meeting and getting to know Sharron and Harry.
-When I lost my footing stepping out of the bus and ping ponged my way between two buses (they park so close to each other!) to the tail of the bus where my shoulder hit the tail light and broke it. My shoulder bleeding and bruised (okay, it wasn't really that bad) and all's Shelly could say was, "You broke the bus!" A very charming couple found Lisa and Mom and said "Your friend! (How did he know?!) She fell!" (It must have been hilarious to watch.)
-Seeing all those white buildings and the blue, blue sea.
-Always messing up the word "yiamas" by saying umpa or yaikzie. (Shelly, you did it, too!)
-Getting massages on the beach. Watching Lisa get hers. (Fun factor was high.)
-When after looking at a photo (that my mom carried from home of a picture of the place she stayed 22 years earlier) Sharron exclaimed, "It's right here! You're staying in the exact same place you did 22 years ago!"
Favorite Meals:
-Breakfast. Greek yogurt (10% fat! yumm!), walnuts, honey and fruit.
-Dinners at Avra and Maereio.

On to Santorini next.
Have a great day!

55 comments:

Tanya said...

Gorgeous pictures, Leslie! I look forward to more photos from your stay there. How fantastic that must have been.

Tanya

wayside wanderer said...

So beautiful and so much blue. I love this idea your mom had and even if I might not be able to do something as big as a trip like this I want to think like her about my birthday. You are blessed.

Amy said...

Wonderful pictures! I would love to go there!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful!! I love Greece! The white buildings and the ocean!! The food...mmh...so amazing!

peaknits said...

wow - the colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your paradise!

Sarah Jackson said...

**sigh**** I would never leave.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness Greece looks AMAZING! My mom went to Greece about 20 years ago and I wish I could take a trip with her there. I'm glad your having such a great, fun time :)

APA said...

The photographs? Absolutely divine, the blues bright yet cool and inviting. I can so see you lovely ladies strolling the long and winding road arm in arm. Such joy and wonderful harmony!

Perhaps it's a bit cliché, but when you revisit the memories and these photographs, no doubt you'll know the gift that keeps on giving.

Life is beautiful!

xo...Ana

Wanderingcatstudio said...

WE used to frequent a restaurant in Toronto owned by the sweetest Greek couple. They always told us Greece was once of the most beautiful places in the world - I see now they were right!

TD wool design said...

you reconfirmed my love of blue.
gorgeous!

thora said...

Beautiful pictures, you must have had a wonderful time!

Maggie O said...

How inspirational. It makes me want to knit something blue with that brick orange colour accent...thanks for this. what a wonderful trip/place/people!

Anastasia said...

Sounds amazing!

Quiltnbee said...

I love, love, love Mykonos and Santorini...well, really, the Greek Isles in general...I could live on Greek salad, Greek yogurt, and Tzatziki ...now I'm going to go look at my own photos again and escape for a little while, too =-)

Pomegranategrl said...

Those pictures are SO unreal! I can't believe they are real!!! *JEALOUS*

MadMad said...

Oh, my gosh! That's my honeymoon! Mykonos, Santorini, and then Rhodes. Did you go to Rhodes, too? Your photos are gorgeous. Sorry about your shoulder (and so glad you didn't break your camera, along with the bus!) ;)

Mausie1 said...

So lovely and so much fun....Hope your time there is relaxing and special.... love the pictures.
hugs Birgit

periwinkle said...

looks awesome and couldn't agree more about the blue and white :-)

Mary said...

Gorgeous photos! What a wonderful trip!

michelle said...

so I see you went to Heaven on Earth.....how wonderful for you, yours sisters and mother!

Jane said...

These look wonderful! They reconfirm that I must travel overseas!

Maryse said...

Wow! Those photos are leaving me speechless ;-) I love blue and I believe that family is often a treasure that we take for granted... so needless to say, I think that you must be having an unforgettable trip! Enjoy!

nicole said...

Oh, that blue and white! Reminds me of my Grecian adventure over 20 years ago now... can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos.

Linda said...

Wow...totally awesome. Can't wait to see the next batch of photos! What a nice trip for you, your mom, and your sisters.

Caffeine Girl said...

Envy. That's all I can say!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Your mother has exquisite taste! But your poor shoulder... I hope you are healed. It all looks so beautiful.

Katiebee said...

breathtaking~ how sweet of your mom!

Lora said...

I'm so happy for you that you got to do this. what memories! what an awesome experience! :) you and your sisters and mother are so beautiful and extra blessed. :)

From All Stitched Up said...

So beautiful! All I can say is that Shelly!!!! You are very lucky to have each other. How's your shoulder?

Angie Keeton said...

So glad your trip was wonderful. My mother's side of the family is all girls. You have to go all the way down to the great grandkids to find a boy. Lol! We always have a great time when we get together too. I wanted to tell you it's all you and your blog's fault that I've fell in love with Frye boots. I bought my first pair last week. Loved them so much that I had to buy a Frye purse too!

house on hill road said...

what an incredible experience! you should make a blurb book for your mom and sisters.

ColorSlut said...

Looks like an amazing trip so far. I love the blue and the ocean. Amazing!!!

apryl deeter photography said...

wow - gorgeous photos!
sound like a wonderful trip:)

Kristyn Knits said...

love the blue and white theme in mykonos! your picture are stunning, really stunning.

the treat girl said...

Everything blue and white.......how perfect!!! I need some pitas and tzatziki!!!! And a few kalamata olives too!!!!!

Hilary said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!! The blues!!

I love the picture of the old Greek guy giving your mom a hug. So very Greek. :)

Beth said...

These pictures are beautiful! I went to Greece when I was 15 and my husband went 14 years ago. The blues of the ocean waters are like nowhere else.

La Cabeza Grande said...

That's what I get for staying away too long. You've gone to Greece and back. And what lovely trip it was - except for the bus mishap.

Improbably blue against crisp white. Amazing.

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