Yesterday was another holiday, Epiphany, which meant that all the museum and most shops were closed, which again meant that there wasn’t much to do but relax. We visited a park with a big Zeus temple, a park that had been closed every time we went there, but for some reason it was now open. Took us only four tries! 😛
We fed some pigeons and stray dogs and cats with some leftover food as we walked through some parks and gardens.
We even found some turtles in a pond 😀
Finally we visited the ducks and goats again and gave them the last of our bread. They were really happy, but also very lazy from the heat…
Finally we stopped by our favorite place to eat, and since it was The Girl’s birthday, she got to choose the food 🙂
So much cheese!
And then we spent the evening in the hotel with wine and YouTube videos 🙂
Yesterday was our last day, and we were going to visit the last places we had on our list. It turned out that one of the museums didn’t even exist, or it had moved. We just couldn’t find it. Another museum was also tricky to find, so we gave up. But we did get to see the Dionysos amphitheater by the Acropolis, which was cool 🙂
Unfortunately the guards there were super aggressive and for some reason it’s not allowed to photograph cute little plush hedgehogs by the archeological sites in Greece, so the people didn’t dare to take any pictures of me 😦
View of the Acropolis from the next hill 🙂
In the evening we met with our new friends again, and they took us to eat in a local steakhouse. Fun 🙂 And the people liked the food, even though all they served there was pork. (We don’t ever eat hogs at our house!)
One last picture of Acropolis over the ancient agora by night 🙂
And today we went home. We started early to avoid stress, and the trip to the airport was relatively problem-free. But at the airport, our plane was almost 40 minutes late because of snow in Copenhagen (where it came from and would return to). When we finally got to Copenhagen, we had missed our original flight to Oslo, Norway, but we were rebooked to a flight one hour later. Which shouldn’t have been a problem because we’d calculated with delays and booked a fairly late flight from Oslo to Bergen.
But surprise surprise, our new plane from Copenhagen was delayed as well, and when we got to Oslo, we didn’t have much time after all. In fact, we had to run through the whole airport (and we got lucky and received our bags almost immediately), through another check-in, through the security check, and probably a mile from there to the gate at the other end of the building. Whew! But we made it, and now we’re finally home 😀 So good to see the kids again, after being gone almost a month!
It’s so cold in our apartment, though, we’re all huddling together in bed and probably won’t move until it’s heated up a little. It’s -6 degrees C outside and only 12 inside! I think we’ll hibernate until spring…