At Day's End
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of the nicest things about vacation is that you can relax at the end of the day, and assess the general situation, with a minimum of anxiety and stress. There are no mouths to feed, no bills to pay, and no outfit to choose/lay out for the following workday. There is only quiet thought. (and if you're lucky, a Bacardi & Diet Coke awaiting you)

Here are my daily snapshots of my vacation evenings, in order. Some are, admittedly, more relaxing than others. Click to enlarge.

Day 1: Hot bath, red wine, wind down from long flight(s) - Athens

Day 2: Feet up after long, hot day of touring, enjoying the view - Athens

Day 3: Lovely dinner in the grotto at Daphne's, near miss of thunderstorm - Athens

Day 4: Cocktail on the balcony, overlooking the Athenian riviera. Quiet, lovely. Ouzo is Sean's (I hate that stuff) - Athens

Day 5: Reading on the terrace of our room - Mykonos

Day 6: Reading (another book! one book a day = best part of any vacation) and laughing, watching Monk reruns. Mykonos

Day 7: Aboard the high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Crete, pounding anti-nauseals and hoping for the best

Day 8: Escaping the sun in our room, pre-dinner cocktails and an unreal view - Elounda, Crete

Day 9: Aegean Air, yet another book, headed back to Athens

Day 10: Mid-day-night-who-the-hell-knows-what-time-it-is, another book! - somewhere over Greenland, en route to Chicago

And on that note, I'm off to bed. It's the end of the day, you know.