After dinner we decided to do a little more window shopping. Along the route we ran into Mike who said his mother had deposited more money in his account and that it was up to him whether he should get the helmet or not. Bad idea, Mom. The money was burning a hole in his pocket as we returned to the other end of town where the helmet store stood. We brought along our Greek interpretor, Jim. Between Jim's BS'ing and Mike's firm refusal to pay no more than 150 Euro, they talked the shopkeeper down almost 50 Euro. I think he threw a little dagger in with the deal too. A pretty good deal for a rather well-made souvenir. The helmet was disaasembled and packed into a specially padded box. It would be a pain to carry around but it seemed pretty safe. At one point Gail asked if I wanted to get one. I said "no", but typing this now, I almost wish I had bought one. It would definitely be a unique conversation piece.
Most of our group wanted to go the disco later but I can't handle that so-called music so Mr. Excitement went back to his room, watched a little TV and then tried to sleep.
Day Ten (Monday) July 3rd 2006 It looks like the Greeks know a little something about breakfast. I was one of the first to go down for breakfast this morning. I got up a little earlier than our 7:30 wake-up call because I planned on being at Lidl at 8:00 when they opened. We were expected on the bus at 8:00. Our hotel breakfast had the usual cereals, milk and fruit, but today we had real orange juice, yoghurt, rolls and col ... read more
Europe » Greece » Central Greece » Delphi Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
My wife and I met forty years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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