Sunday, November 29, 2009

Affected in Athens

Our next day in Athens started just like most of my days do. You know - just hanging out at the Parthenon.

I got separated from the rest of our group before we reached the top of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon sits. Friday was a hard day for me since Darrel was supposed to get there that night. (And obviously didn't come.) So, I sat a few feet away from the Parthenon, wrote in my journal, and listened to my ipod. When Uzi found me, ...well,....

So we did what we do best. We sang it out. If only I'd thought ahead to bring my blow-up microphones! Click here if you want to know what we were singing. Uzi, you're the best.

Our first group photo on the steps of the Parthenon.

And then we walked like little pioneer children walked and walked and walked up to Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in Athens. Once you walk a few blocks worth of stairs, you take a funicular up to the top or you can walk a few hundred more stairs. Of course we opted to take the funicular since three of us were running a marathon in less than 36 hours.

And at the top of the hill, we found some cool things:

The church of St. George.

Then we went to the marathon expo to pick up our race packets and check out the marathon finish line at the Panathenaic Stadium, which is also known as the Olympic Stadium. Here we are - three pre-race marathoners: Aaron, me, and Brian.

Next up on our adventure, Delphi.


Brooke said...

Were we really there? I sort of still can't believe it! Nothing like spending a Friday at the Parthenon with some delightful souls.

Joy said...

Stephanie, you look beautiful! I love the photos. There's nothing like good friends to get us through the tough moments of life.

heidikins said...

Love you, love Kristephanie, love.