Blustery wind, overcast skies, and driving rain welcomed us to Latvia. Our bus from Tallinn, Estonia trundled through stands of golden quaking aspen, then skirted Baltic Sea shores where the waves pummeled the sand beside dense pine forests. This country felt very different.
We discovered Surfside Beach, South Carolina exactly two years ago after a failed camping attempt at Huntington Beach State Park. We’d been camping across the Southeast for over a month when we naively arrived on Easter weekend … without a reservation. Big mistake!
So how do you follow up a trip around the world? Good question. It’s a tough act to follow! And it’s the question we started asking ourselves about a month ago as our RTW was winding down. We realizedthat we weren’t ready to settle down – we are Nomads, right?
The serious man at the immigration counter carefully perused our thick passports (filled with colorful stamps and shimmering visas), maintaining a scowl on his face.
We fly to Cyprus today, and consequently, this is our final post from Greece. We’ve been in Greece for 6 weeks, and while this isn’t a long time, it has been our home. And usually we reminisce a bit about the place we’ve been.
It’s already Christmas Night here in Athens and many of you are just now rolling out of bed to see what Santa left under the tree. We’ve had a wonderful day, filled with good food, favorite music, twinkling lights, and great conversations. Just like home.
This morning dawned cold, windy, rainy, and raw. Luckily, we didn’t need to venture forth early so we didn’t. Between breaks in the rain, we went to the supermarket. It was warm, dry and quiet, so we decided to reconnoiter for Christmas goodies. As we’ve discussed before, we’re dealing with limited cooking gear, and some …