London(‘s) Calling

We took a puddle jumper from Dublin to London and stayed for three days in the big city.  British friends told us horror stories about the weather, but for three straight days, the weather more than cooperated.  Ab-so-lute-ly perfect.  So much so that Bobby sunburned his face and our Italian friends couldn’t believe it happened in London. We set off on foot and saw as much of the city as we could – the Tower of London, London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey – just to name a few.  After over seven miles of trekking through the city streets, we were exhausted, but rewarded ourselves by indulging in one of my favorite desserts – sticky toffee pudding (or abbreviated STP if you are Bobby and you can’t handle me talking about it relentlessly!)  Bobby and I capped off our trip by attending the Lion King (for our 4th wedding anniversary!)  We agreed it was the best live show we had ever seen.  I’m going to admit, I kind of fell in love with London.  Maybe it was the wonderful weather or maybe it was the STP.  Okay, most likely the STP…. [Read More]

Where it all [or, at least most of it] began……Athens – Part One

Changing of the guard - marching back to get in line after the switch

Athens is considered one of the oldest cities in the world, with a history of over 3400 years.  It is where some of the first temples were built and where the first Olympic Games were held.  However, we are visiting Athens at a very interesting time; new history is about to be made.  Greece held national elections today and we just read that the Conservative Party won, which means that Greece will most likely be staying in the Euro Zone and the Greek people will suffer from the stiff austerity measures.  We are not sure if tomorrow will bring another peaceful day or a day of riots (like those of a month ago).  As for now, we are executing our duties as tourists and seeing the sites around this ancient city…. [Read More]