Seemingly unending rows of umbrellas on Kastani beach on Skopelos island in Greece. In my opinion, it is an ultimate beach for relaxation, which is always the theme for Spiritual Sundays.
What's in a name? Many of the restaurants in Greece are named for their owners, including Mixalis'--I mentioned his cafe in my post yesterday, M is for Movie. Mixalis is Greek for Michael, and my mother's obstetrician insisted I was going to be a boy, so she had the name Michael all picked out for me. What a surprise when I nudged my way out. I was named Michele. I bet you can figure out my brother's name!
The bag is a housewarming gift for my daughter, who is buying her first home this week! The two boxes are gifts from Athens for both my children and their fiancés! What are the three gifts? Can't spoil their surprise, but I will give you things I am very grateful for in today's Spiritual Sunday,
Sunset in Glyfada, Greece. A wonderful Thursday evening out with one of my husband's childhood friends. Great food and excellent conversation. Much to be thankful for, especially the fact that my two rounds of Greek language lessons back in 1987 have a permanent folder in my brain for retrieval once a year! Let's increase your happiness a little in today's Spiritual Sunday!
A park bench or a sunset. I promised you a photo of one or the other in each of my Spiritual Sundays back when I posted the first one, Peace..., on January 11, 2015. I've decided to give you two benches AND three sunsets today in reflecting upon my month-long vacation in Greece.
Batsi is a busy little beach town on the island Andros in Greece. Just a week ago, we spent the sunny day at another beach, but drove into Batsi for dinner.
I first wrote about this island in my Where Oh Where Wednesday post, Guess Which Island in the Cyclades. Spoiler alert: CLICK and read it first before continuing with today's Spiritual Sunday!
Tall ships. I hadn't seen a collection of tall ships since 1976, when the tall ships cruised into the Baltimore Harbor in Maryland for the bicentennial celebration. Over the past four days on Facebook, I kept seeing photos posted by my Dutch friends of Sail Amsterdam 2015. Last night, I told my husband we had to head to Amsterdam for the final day of the event, weather permitting!
I'm aging. That means one of the first things I need to do after riding in the car for almost 3 hours is find a restroom/toilet/loo/W.C.! When we arrived in Antwerp last Sunday, I immediately looked for a McDonald's. Why, you ask? Because you usually have to pay to use their restrooms in Europe, and therefore I don't feel pressured into buying anything! I can scurry in and stroll out! When I did come back outside and glance up, I saw the beautiful towers of Our Lady's Cathedral juxtaposed in between a Starbucks and the McDonald's--the old and the new!
What a week! I started The 30-Day Blogging Challenge with Sarah Arrow on August 1, and as Sarah says, "Blogging challenges are about the journey." Sarah guides you through the journey with specific tasks each day. Today's task--a weekly update! I'm quite happy with my adventure so far, and my physical trip yesterday to the Peace Palace (above) sums up my overall feeling of peace!
Mrs. T.--lifelong learner, traveler, teacher, voracious reader, and food, wine and chocolate lover!