Sunday, March 23, 2014

Greece is the Word

The Hunsperger family invades Greece
Santorini
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I'm continuing my series of travel blogs with another one from our trip to Europe.  To catch you up, my in-laws took us all to France for my brother-in-law's wedding in 2006.  After the nuptials, the rest of us took a Mediterranean cruise.  If you missed the Italian ice cream incident, click here...

Let the games begin...
Olympia 
The ship made several stops, all were great for various reasons.  Our first stop in Greece was Olympia, site of the first Olympic games and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  The historical aspect of course made it an awesome visit.  We weren't able to take pictures inside the museums, but I did pose with the kids at Olympia.  The boys and I ran the length of a field there too, as the Chariots of Fire song played in my head.

Donkey grande!
The next day we arrived in Santorini.  The highlight of that visit was the donkey ride up the mountain.  Because our kids were so small at the time, we had to partner up with them.  Lisa, with a backpack stroller carrying Brooke, rode her donkey with Ethan.  The man putting us on the donkeys said "Donkey grande for you!"  Mason and I rode together.  Basically we hoofed up the mountain and back down.  We stopped at one point and got a quick family shot over the edge with the sea in the background.

Windmills of Myknos
After getting back on the boat, we cruised the rest of the afternoon and made a night stop in Myknos.  I think this was my favorite stop in Greece.  We found some really neat windmills there, which made the backdrop for another Hunsperger family photo.  We dined on one of my favorite desserts, Baklava.  The kids had chocolate ice cream and we washed down the sweets with a Coca Cola. 

This stop was short and sweet as we headed back for the boat after a couple of hours.  It was fun and very memorable.

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