We left a busy and hectic Athens for a more picturesque and rural Nafplio today. When we arrived, via taxi, we were warmly greeted by our host Theofilo and his family. The accommodations to each stay seem to continually improve. Attached is the view from the balcony looking north to the argive plain. We walked into town, went into a carnival and rode a few rides before carrying on to go swimming before having dinner in the tight and touristy shops that make up the old quarter of Nafplio. Tomorrow we head to Mycenae and the theater of Epidarus. We are doing a lot of walking and I suspect they may say something about it on our return.
I can't say enough about how the well the kids are getting along and Lisa and I are enjoying their insights on what they are observing. We end each night with a check in and review and discuss our biggest "take always". These conversations truly take us by surprise each time as each of us sees something different about the day. At every turn, we are hit with the hospitality of the Greek people. This evening Lisa and I went to a mom and pops grocery store and received home made feta, and Reese and Jonathan are playing basketball with one of the kids.
We will only be here for two nights before returning to the Athens area where we will board for Crete.
Dave & Lisa