Friday, August 31, 2012

Ephesus and Patmos

 And a little more free wi-fi.
House of Mary on Ephesus!

Inside the house of Mary

This was a wall where people hung prayer intentions.

Pillars in ancient Ephesus.

Tile! In ancient Ephesus.

what a cute little ancient kitty!

Ancient toilets!

Ancient library!

This man beckoned me over to take a picture with him in front of the library. oh boyy...

Benedictine College is everywhere ;)

I think we carried that stroller more than we strolled it.

Tomb of St John.

I got a picture where they were both smiling! Skill!

We love the bus. Chris and his pokemon. Matt and his etch-a-sketch.

Matt's etch-a-sketch skills!

We went to the cave where John wrote revelation on Patmos!

Into the cave!! (pictures weren't allowed inside)

Someone doesn't know how to TP a tree...


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cruise and Istanbul Edition

Our "safety talk" on the cruise. Or something.

Our tour guide told us this was a forbidden room. Don't know about that....

"My name sounds very bad in English. But it's my name." - ohhhh Farty

The Grand Bazaar!

We were so excited to eat these! We saw them everywhere. Very, very disappointing, however. 

Soo many fishers on this bridge. At alll hours of the day it seems. (This was around 12:00 midnight) It's for you Ian.

We're lost in Istanbul.

The blue mosque. I thought it was dumb that they had such low lights. Really took away from the high ceilings.

We had to take our shoes off. Yuck. It smelled like feet. soooo bad.

Blue Mosque from the outside. I liked it there better.

Yummy turkish lunch. Obama went here! Woo!

Hagia Sophia.

Trash Tree.

Basically cheese curds with honey and cabbage. AKA my appetizer. 

What a baby!

Formal Night. Or Spectacular Night. Or something.

Towel animal. pahahahahah

Longest Week of My Life (In a Good Way!) Athens and Corinth Edition

Ahhh! So nice to be on the internet again. It seems like it's been forever. The internet on the cruise is something ridiculous like 50 cents a minute, so we all took our computers onto the day excursion on Syros, Greece. Found free internet in a little cafe, so the nine of us are sitting around, enjoying our beers, and updating our blogs. Ahhhh Europa! 

1st breakfast in Greece! yummm (i also got seconds but i have too many food pictures)

The cute breakfast room in Hera hotel.

Canal connecting Athens and Korinthus built by Napoleon.

I just think it's interesting how all the churches here have chandeliers. Church dedicated to St. Paul in modern Corinth.

Hahahaha ok. So the Ramages were changing one of the kid's diapers and this man walked over and was very concerned about the baby being sunburned (didn't speak any English). Well, then he offered to take care of the diaper, which apparently meant leaving it on the wall. Sooo funny.

Temple to Apollo. 500 BC. In Corinth.

I forgot to take a picture before I started eating, but c'mon! A gyro in Athens! It was a must.

I don't remember... but it was a neat view, right?!

It's a picture of the water. Not Matt. They brought it out to us in glass bottles. Fancy! (Yeah, it was a really fancy place. They charged us for the water at the end. boo!)

Note 3 liters of free wine though! Served in pitchers.

Octopus Calamari. I think.

My lamb!!

My rooster!! 

My Gelato! 

Me on Areopagus with the Parthenon in the background!