Robin and I enjoyed an uneventful flight to Athens via Amsterdam. Our itinerary included a 9 hour flight from Portland, OR, to Amsterdam, a 4 hour layover, and a 3 hour flight to Athens. No problems at all except not a wink of sleep. But that is how it goes. Bleary eyed we made our way to the baggage claim area, and grabbed our duffel off the carousel, and out the door we went to meet an old friend and shipmate that I had not seen for 20 years. He lives in Athens and was very happy to pick us up. He was off to visit his daughter in Sweden the following day so are reunion was limited to the time we had driving into the city. Eventually we squeezed through the thickening traffic and found our hotel which was quite near the Acropolis Museum. We offered our thanks, said our goodbyes, and shuffled into the hotel. It was Friday the 22nd, about 4:20 pm, and fatigue was rapidly getting the best of us. We did manage a small rally after a shower that led us down the street to a lively area of bars and restaurants. A good dinner and a couple of drinks finally rang the bell and we were off to bed. The rest of our group arrives tomorrow.
|Robin is still smiling|
|View from our hotel|