Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 4: At Sea and Off to Monemvasia

The cruise started on the 26th … it was a Saturday.

We took the cab to the Seabourn Odyssey. What a ship. It has about 450 passengers and all the rooms are suites. They spoil you rotten. Our room was stocked with food, champagne, wine and our own personal assistant.

I didn’t know how to act.

We even had breakfast served in our cabin this morning ... I could spill food on my robe and not even get a scolding from Debbie.

Only one negative thing about the ship. Internet service is slow, expensive and has really impacted my blog writing. (Maybe that's a good thing).  

I think I'll try to cover multiple days to save time and space (and pain for my readers) ...

Monemvasia (Sunday)

This was the first stop on our trip. It’s a beautiful island. One of the oldest … it was founded in the fifth century and was part of the Byzantine Empire. The town and fortress make you feel that you were transported back in time.

Our guide for the day was a very special friend of mine, Kathy (Dunathan) Waterfield. She was actually a former student of mine when she was in sixth grade at Canterbury School. Now she is a published author … living on this beautiful little Greek Island. They both write about ancient Greece and are prolific in Greek culture and history. Note: Kathy reminded me that when she was in my social studies class she made a super 8 movie about the death of Julius Caesar with cue cards and sound effects.  LOL I guess that had an effect on her future career.

Kathy offered to show us around. She generously spent most of the day with us, ending with a trip up the mountainside for a great lunch.
Thanks Kathy …. You are the best! And your film about the death of Jullie Caesar was a cult favorite (at least in my classroom)!

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