Monthly Archives: June 2009

Summer School, 2009

We ‘do’ summer school. We take breaks enough year round that having school in the summer, especially the really hot part, just makes good sense. Our focus for this summer, early 2nd grade for Martina, will be foreign language and … Continue reading

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Crete, Greece

CRETE AND THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS This was the One Big Thing for Eli on our Greecian Odyssey. For me it was the potential of seeing Delphi which gave me the ability to shut up and smile when my family … Continue reading

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Dad

Trying to think of a Father’s Day gift for my Dad is like trying to figure out how to build an ocean using a spoon and a fish egg. I’ll get him a card. I’ll make him supper. That’s about … Continue reading

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Rhodes, Greece

Martina in the Mediterranean. The water was clean and super salty. Today we docked on the great island of Rhodes. Rhodes, I know, is famous for creating great scholars and for the Colossus which stood guard over the entrance to … Continue reading

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Ephesus, Turkey, photos

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Kusadasi, Turkey. Ephesus

The Odeon seated about 1500 people. Fantastic tortoise/turtle we saw. See the fabulous patterns on its shell? Amphitheater. Mark and I sat. Randall and M walked up. The marble road. Slick as hell even on a hot, dry day. I … Continue reading

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Delos and Mykonos, Greece

We rode to Delos (Dee-lohs) on a tender boat.  Avast! Me hearties!  We all stripped down to our swim suits and got sunburn on the 45 minute tender boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Except Eli. She kept her dress … Continue reading

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Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY We arrived safely at the airport after flying business class from Cairo. The man who expedited our airport transfer was a godsend. Marcus? Thank you. What a relief to be in Istanbul after staying in dirty, scary Cairo … Continue reading

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Travel food, Istanbul, Mykonos, Delphi

Lunch by the sea in Istanbul. Langorous. Delicious. Food is important to Hubby and I. Very important. We like to eat well. So I have to tell you that our food trip experience sucked overall. There were a few highlights … Continue reading

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Dear Family

Dear Family, Thank you all for being such great travelers. I am so overwhelmingly proud of all of you children for being smart and for listening to the tour guides, asking questions even, and for not rolling your eyes or … Continue reading

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