We traded in the lakes of the Boundary Waters for the Mediterranean, the pine trees for olive trees, the moose for camels and the rocks for ruins. We have returned from our adventure to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Rome and Barcelona. It was wonderfully relaxing. We started out in Athens for 3 days visiting the Acropolis and soaking in the culture. Dave ate his share of lamb while I enjoyed the olives and the cheese! We then hopped on a cruise for 14 nights and were pampered by young people from all over the world. We enjoyed the Blue Mosque, The Spice Market, the Grand Bazaar and lots of local shops and treats in Istanbul. We bought a Turkish rug in Kusadasi, visited the local mosque there and enjoyed the local flavor. Egypt was incredible and the Pyramids of Giza were well worth the trip. We hopped on a boat on the Nile with the belly dancers and enjoyed the Turkish cuisine. Back in Rome we wandered through Vatican City in all its grandeur. Ending in Barcelona with the wonders of Gaudi, we stayed on for 3 more nights and drank Spanish wine and ate tapas. It was a grand time and now we are ready and recharged for 2008!
Deb and Dave