Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Farewell party

Before we left, we had a last get together with our dear friends we made in Switzerland. We would like to thank everyone for their help, support and friendship these last couple of years. We have fully enjoyed the vacations, birthdays, holidays & just general get togethers. And I will especially miss all our GNO's it seems we had every month. We've all had a blast hanging out with just the girls. We all came to Switzerland as strangers and left with life long friendships. A special thanks to Erin and Jenny for throwing this little shindig. We'll miss you all!
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grecian Cruise

We went on a cruise through the Grecian Islands. The cruise started and ended it Athens. We went through Kalymnos, Bodrum (Turkey), Kos, Paros, Mykonos, & Syros. All of these islands offered something different. A few of them were known for sponges. They grow them and then sell them. We found some fun transportation around the islands in the form of 4 wheelers. They were a tons of fun to drive. When in Turkey we went to a Turkish bath. It was really funny when these rather burly women came out to do the scrub down. I was totally beat up from these women. Josh laughed as his little rag doll was being thrown around. We absolutely loved the many beaches we encountered. Some were better than others of course, but it was so fun to lay out enjoy the sun and swim in the sea!

More beaches and towns. We loved the white buildings in some cases the streets were even painted white. It was really beautiful. We couldn't believe how many times these islands had the same landscape as Utah. It was just very dry and sunny.


Check out the sand castle that Josh built. Josh spent a mere 4 hours building it by hand without buckets. It turned out pretty amazing if I do say so myself. Adults on the beach got the biggest kick out of a grown man doing such a thing. But he didn't care it was just something fun for him to do. The picture of the building in ruins is from Acropolis in Athens. It was really amazing to see what those acient societies built. Look at me on the beach again!! LOVE IT!!


There were so many cool looking doors in Greece. Here is just a sampling of some of my favorite looking ones. These pics are from many different towns and places in Greece.

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