Saturday, February 5, 2011

Past 6 months

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

We’ve flown to London: Seemed like it never ended.

We’ve seen Big Ben.

We’ve been to Trafalgar square.

We’ve been on a double decker in London.

We’ve stayed in an ‘Oubliette’... I know what an Oubliette is.

We’ve had a medieval buffet.

We haven’t seen the Nessie, but had the chance too.

We’ve been in a store that was robbed, while it was robbed and didn’t even know it.

We’ve punted the Cam.

We’ve been to the Acropolis.

I met a cat and named it Bootsy.

We’ve been to church’s balancing on top of tall rocks.

We’ve been to the place were the Olympics started.

We went to see the oracle of Delphi, she wasn’t home.

We’ve been to Santorini.

We swam in the Mediterranean Ocean.

Ask me any question about Greek mythology and I’ll answer it.

We’ve been to a beach with purely red sand.

I’ve been mini golfing in Greece (also go carting, and riding a mechanical bull)

We’ve hiked the Samaria gorge.

We’ve memorized the rabbit warrens.

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

I went river rafting. In Turkey.

I lay in a hammock and Skyped people.

We didn’t buy a carpet.

We’ve got a Turkish hamam.

We went to a Bazaar

We’ve been to Istanbul.

I slept on a train over night.

I’ve been hungry in Hungry.

We lived in Pest and drove over to Buda.

I ate at a restaurant called ‘Fatal’

We went to a grocery store in the middle of the street.

We went across a bridge packed with statues

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We stayed in a place with a hidden fridge.

We’ve ridden a boat under ground.

We’ve taken a ‘sound of music’ tour.

We’ve cross country skied in the Alps.

We've seen a play in 'Vienna Opera House'

We’ve been in a salt mine.

I’ve played Ping-pong in a basement.

I spent hours snowball fighting with Rhys. (No, we didn’t actually have snow gear.)

We’ve slept in a medieval town.

We’ve been to a German Christmas market.

We went to London… twice.

I’ve been in da Nile (denial).

I’ve worn a tee shit with no jacket, outside in December.

We’ve walked an ancient road.

I’ve seen a mummy

I’ve seen Cleopatra

We’ve been in king Tut’s tomb.

I had the most delicious club sand witch ever.

I saw my family for the first time in 5 months.

I’ve fed a duck out of my hand.

We’ve seen the Eiffel Tower

We’ve been to Notre Dame

We went to more museums that is normally possible. (same with churches)

We’ve been to D-day beachs

We’ve seen a half French half Italian medieval town.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, and sail away from the safe harbor.”- Mark Twain


maryanncart said...

Wow Julia, I loved reading your is WONDERFUL how many things you have experienced. Are you keeping a diary? I also love the quotes that you threw in. Hope to connect with all of you soon...had a nice chat with your Dad yesterday. You and Mom were sleeping, Rhys was Skyping. Love Grandma Mac

Mynnette said...

Julia- that was a masterful blog- intelligent, humorous, inclusive and innovative. Your quotes were appropriate and fun to read as well. I give you another A++++!Love to all- Mynnette