Greek Goddess

Dianna

Greek Goddess

Hi, I am enjoying the free life, not working, My choice. After working a few years, it is time to take the most out of life and enjoy the gym, walking, my family and travel etc.. A bit of shopping here and there and some gardening (not too much) and cooking too. Now I am off on another European journey. A trip to see my sis Arlene, Nick, and their sons George, Alex, and Foti way over there in Greece, the place I do love to visit and enjoy the sand, sea, and food (Arlene's cooking) and Banana Beach. Hey "Arlene". Always such good laughs with sis, who, by the way came to see me just last year to attend my daughter Jolene and Aaron's wedding. We had so much fun. On July 6/07 I leave on this new big journey for a full 69 days, with a solo trip for a week to Italy--Rome, Florence, and Venice, and then flying to Athens with a proposed 2 week holiday to island of Kefalonia and Ithaki on the West coast. Then will return back to Pallini, Athens to rest just a bit then When Myrna arrives possibly off again to Islands, Patmos, Kos and Rhodes with hopefully a day tour of shopping to Turkey. I did decide to take a big suitcase for those wonderful market shopping trips. We will leave some time to tour downtown Athens as well, eating and drinking nice wine along the sea shore and visiting the ruins. Then on Aug 30 onto Scotland with Sis Arlene, Sister-in-law Myrna, and we will meet brother Randy in London. With all 4 of us off to Edinburgh, Scotland for 10 days. We will also meet Myrna's family from Cape Breton, who will be performaing 5 performances in the Scottish Festival. On Sept 9 the 4 of us again will be off to London to see the London sites Wow, I am tired already. I trust I will have time to add pictures to this site that I will take of all the sites and fun. If not, I will at least write a note or two here and there, if I have difficulty adding the pictures, as we will see. I am off on my travels the evening of July 6th, arriving in Rome July 7th evening after a stop at Heathrow, London, and Munich, Germany!!!!!!!! Vickie, make sure you send me a message or two, and all you gym folks--do not work too hard as I will have to catch up to you in the Fall. The walking may not do it all. Randy start preparing for your holiday. Orest do not work too many hours--think of those retirement days ahead and future travel plans, Duane, I want to see that finshed house you are building on my return. Paulette enjoy the BC island. Jolene and Tasha, enjoy those new red vehicles, and Aaron, not too much Calgary Stampeding.Enjoy.



Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart March 24th 2011

Surely enjoyed the city of Hobart. Great fish and chips plus more. Market fabulous on a Saturday morning. Shopping great.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania March 23rd 2011

I took a tour bus with a few stops on a very rainy day from Launceston to Hobart. It actually finally stopped raining when we actually reached Hobart. Great.... read more
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Enjoyed the day long trip to see Cradle Mountain. Unfortunately it rained hard all day so our view of the mountsin was very limited. But still all in all enjoyed all the stops along the way and the view anyways.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Launceston March 21st 2011

Laaunceston is a very beautiful city, with so many beautiful old churches and so many Edwardian style buildings. The downtown is small and wonderful. The pies, which Tasmania is famous for are so delicious. Found a fantastic bakery or two or 3. No need to eat anything else, but pies and delicious desserts, which I did. Then I made a walk to the unbelievable Gorge. Beautiful building as I walked there with the Gorge almost unseen prior to arriving there. A fantastic walkway all allong the gorge. What a wonderful day.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland March 20th 2011

My Birthday was a special day spent in Aukland prior to our return to Sydney. 11 days of a wonderful trip. Hotel stay was much improved from our first visit. Same price. Unreal. Sure enjoyed coffee and dinner along the pier.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Waitomo Caves March 19th 2011

On our way now to Waitomo caves, the long route. GPS wanted us to see all the beautiful green hills on the way. Long but beautiful. Caves were wonderful with sites of the glowworms on a boat through the caves. Then we went into the rain forest, so lush and into and out of caves. Then a stay at the Big Bird farm just an arms reach outside the room to the animals. Went with the owner on a animal feeding.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo March 17th 2011

Had a great stay at Tapou. Good food again, and went for a tug boat ride to see Mauri carvings on rocks. Poured on way back. Had a wonderful stay at bed and Breakfast overlooking the large lake from the top of the hill.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Napier March 15th 2011

Napier was very nice. Mission Wine Estates beautiful. A fantastic walk along the ocean cliffs, in a hurry to beat the incomming tide. Again a stay at a caravan park with BBQ. Coffee in a garden setting.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo March 14th 2011

More of Rotorua and the areas outside of the city on our way to Napier with a stop i Taupo for coffee, lunch. A fantastic visit to the Art Coffee shop with beautiful art deco furniture etc. We stayed overnight on our way back. Beautiful drives, green hills, neat trees, hilly landscape. Sulphur walks, waterfalls etc. all great. The Redwood forest walk was beautiful with so much lush green along with the redwood.... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua March 13th 2011

Another Caravan Park to stay in. Fells like camping in the city. Nice place to stay. A smelly city of sulphur and the city has lots of historical buildings.... read more
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