Yesterday morning we awoke to rain and wind as I got Noah ready to go back to school for the day. Noah is really enjoying spending time with kids his age, so we continue to bring him to the school, even if he doesn’t understand everything they are teaching. In the end, Noah lives for the 15 minutes between classes where he can play soccer with the other kids. Drew decided to stay home yesterday to work on her Geometry since she will no longer have Karley after this weekend. Drew and Karley also did a workout and a hike during the day.
We were planning to take another hike up the mountain in the afternoon, but I laid down to take a short nap and woke up about 3 to 4 hours later. I guess I was tired!
By the time I woke up it was time to head to dinner with Rossetos again, and we headed over to Dimitri’s Tavern for another wonderful meal. We shared some lamb chops, a whole fish and some musaka. Everything was absolutely delicious and Dimitri and Stella were so nice again. When we were leaving Rossetos said that we should come back the next morning and Dimitris would take us to his farm to see his garden and all the animals that he uses to cook at the restaurant, which is what we did this morning.
This morning we woke up early, I dropped the kids off at school as both Drew and Noah went today. When I returned to the apartment we headed out on another hike up the mountain. The weather has been kind of blustery, especially last night with doors and windows howling with the wind. On our hike this morning the wind was really whipping around. We originally planned to hike all the way to the monastery, but upon getting half way up, the place we have gone the past few days, we decided to return back down. Karley decided to go all the way to the monastery, but it would have been a bit too much with the weather conditions. My body was telling me to take it easy, so I joined Ilise and headed back down.
After the hike we showered and headed over to Dimitiris to go to his farm. He gave us an amazing tour of his greenhouse and the animals around. In one little room he had a stove and a frig. Dimitris goes to the farm every morning, milks the goats and then heads to this little room to make goat cheese for the salads at the restaurant. Every day he has fresh goat cheese, which I can tell you tastes amazing. We finished up with Dimitris and Stella and then went to pick up the kids and head back to the apartment. Noah was offered a ride on one of the teachers motorcycles, which he was so excited for. Constantino, the teacher, dropped Noah off at a local shop where we were headed.
The rest of today will be one of relaxing as we prepare for our next tour stop in Istanbul. We already have a bunch of things planned in Istanbul, including Passover Seder with a Turkish family and an opportunity for the kids to go to the Bridges International School in Istanbul through some contacts I have met. Looking forward to a great two weeks in Istanbul!
To a life well lived!