Last Day with Dena
September 5, 2005
Our lovely Marble House Pension could no longer handle us. Actually our room was already booked for today before we even checked in. Tina & Dena spent the morning searching for a new place to stay while I did some research on the internet. Dena and Tina came back with two choices and left it up to me to decide. One was cheaper, but it was a dungeon. The other was more expensive, but it had a balcony with a great view of the Parthenon. I figured it was our last night in Athens, so I choose the one with the view. With a place to sleep and store our bags we spent the rest of the day buying last minute souvenirs, getting our plans together for Romania and transportation to the airport for Dena. With this complete by early in the evening when continued our search for a good gyro for our last night in Greece. Another gyro and another disappointment. Good thing they are cheap. 1.50 euro each. After picking up a few beers for a night on our balcony I decided to see what the roof of our hotel looked like. It happened to have a nice patio with tables and chairs and even a better view of the Parthenon. We decided to spend the rest of the night there and had the place to ourselves for most of the night. This allowed us to do some headstands for Joan with the Parthenon in the background. Our night ended at 2:00 AM and we set the alarm for 5:00 AM. I'll be cussing somebody out in the morning for booking such and early flight home.
Oh, I forgot to mention. Earlier in the day I was sitting on the balcony of our hotel writing postcards when I heard this incredibly loud sound come over my head. I thought an airline jet was going to crash and next thing I know these fighter jets are directly over my head. They were so low and it was so cool to see I wished I had my camera. I thought about getting it out in case they came back. Five minutes later they came flying over again. OK, they won't come back again, but I'll get the camera ready anyway. Sure enough they flew over again here is one of the shots I took.
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