Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back Home (in Greece)

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Back in Greece, there wasn't quite as much snow as I had seen in Crater Lake!

Pelagia's mother was visiting and she gave us the opportunity to get away for a day, so we drove over to the east side of the second leg of Halkidiki. It takes about 2 hours to get there from Thessaloniki, but it's truly beautiful. The second leg is not nearly as developed as the first leg.

We drove the complete circuit around the second leg, stopping at many of the beaches. In my opinion, the most beautiful was Sarti (photo above). Across the gulf you can see Mt. Athos and you can even make out individual monasteries such as Simonopetra, Dionysiou, etc.

A shot of one of the beaches we stopped at.

Back home with the babies, we had a good time with Pelagia's mother. One day, we visited Elder Paisios' grave at Souroti. Here Benjamin is venerating his grave.

Just down the road from our house, there has been some work (sporadically) on a new apartment building. The babies love the big backhoe. Here they are inside of it.

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