01 December 2010

Third day of four day trip

On our third day of our trip we left our hotel and went to the hospital that Nik spent a large part of his first year (two months total) to say Hello to the main doctor that did a lot of the operations. We then headed out of Thessaloniki towards Pella (read about it on Wikipedia) another ancient site and the birthplace of Phillip II and his son Alexander the Great, Aristotle also taught there. The picture above is of us at the museum and below the exterior of the new museum.
The head of Alexander.
This was how the whole tour of the museum went with me or Arthur dragging Nik along and the baby just hanging out, although she did drink milk next to a table found in the palace that was over 2,500 years old.
The decoration on the table described above, phenomenal workmanship.
This is a photograph of one of the floor mosaics found in the palace. Thank goodness it was just a photograph because Nik jumped on top of it (it was on the floor with just a small barrier around it). From then on one of the musuem attendants followed us around, the Greek state would save a lot of money if they got rid of half of the museum's staff, way to many people standing around.
This little jar was found under an earthen floor in the agora, filled with silver coins, boy wouldn't it have been luck to find that.

Two pictures of the ruins of the Pella Agora (marketplace).
15 minutes from Pella is Γιαννιτσα, we stopped there and had a gyro and chips then we headed south about 15 minutes to Avramis Rose Co., to buy some roses for me. I have been dreaming of getting roses from them for 2 years now, ever since I got their first catalog, I got 2 roses named parole and 2 named dream love (fragrance is like lemons).
Here's Nik smelling the roses and chasing Arthur driving the car, it's the end of November and we still have roses, gotta love Greece.
Our little adventure for the day left us in Noussa, where if we had a second home in inland Greece it would be here. Arthur has is old army buddy here and is also godfather to the little girl Anastasia pictured below with her big brother, we have talked about them before and generally visit them around Easter.
We enjoyed a dinner with them that tasted a lot like Texas Bar-B-Q, minus the sauce, next time I will bring some homemade bar-b-q sauce with us, it was tasty and made me a little homesick, I was hankering for pumpkin or pecan pie afterwards.
The ugly face is being made to Nik and not to the crying baby :)
My pretty girl with her daddy.


Prof said...

Glad you had a good trip.

Jeanie said...

I'm glad you got your roses. Sounds like you had a great trip!