30 March 2010

Sunday drive to see friends

On Sunday we took a drive up to Naousa about 2 1/2 hours away, the peach capital of Greece. Spring time is a lovely time to go up there with all of the trees in bloom.
Arthur's old military buddy Stelios and his family, Stavros (son), Arthur, Mara, Nik, Nikki and Anastasia (our goddaughter). It is tradition for the godparent to give a candle for Easter to the godchild so we made a little goodies bag for her and brought it up, last year we couldn't go because Nik had just finished his final surgery.

Reading books on the top bunk of Anastasia's bed.

After visiting our friends we went to our favorite bakery for some yummy cookies and I ran into an American women that was from New York and moved to Greece with her Greek husband 10 years ago. It is so fun to meet people like this, completely random. We then went to the School of Aristotle's, where he taught Alexander the Great, it is about a 5 minute drive from Naousa and 30 minutes from Vergina (where the palace of Philip II and Alexander the Great lies) of course back then I'm sure it took a whole lot longer to get there.
Perhaps this big tree was around in 300 B.C.
Taking Lessons
Very beautiful setting you could see some columns lying on the ground and even a small amphitheater perhaps where Aristotle's taught.


Prof said...

Pretty neat.

Jeanie said...

You can almost make out the State of Texas in the rocks of that last picture. Glad you are back to blogging!