I’ve seen a lot of Rick Steves videos, and whenever we travel we look them up online and get a quick glance at where we are going. I was excited today to meet Niki, the tour guide who has been featured on Rick’s TV show. Little did I know I was going to be memorable in their world, with both Niki and her sidekick Joanna bidding me farewell and telling me they will always remember me. I wish it were for something like my charm and wit. But it was not I’m afraid.
I like living slightly under the radar, so when we visited Olympia today and ran the track like tourists are supposed to do I thought everything was going great.
How could it be any different from great? It was 27 degrees Celsius, the sun was up, we were in rooms and ruins dating back to 500 years BC. My camera battery burned out with the videos I shot—a first.
The Zeus Temple especially enamored me. It was at that particular temple where my mom said she was going to take a few pictures and meet at the assigned time. Only one thing went wrong. She didn’t show.
Full on panic set in as over 1.5 hours of searching the area came up with no sighting, Mellissa had four members of the tour company driving the streets on the lookout, and I was going to all the places around the ruins and the museum. I’m not going to overstate this. I really thought something terrible had happened. But thankfully she was located downtown just before we were going to call the police. Now she will stick like glue beside me!
Did I mention that Olympia was awesome? It was. You can read more real information about Olympia on Mellissa’s excellent blog, Just Sayin.
MEDITTERANEAN BLOG Hi all. There is a quote on my homepage that says, "I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list." My words to live by. I want to see it all. On this trip we will see Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Albania. All places I have not been. So time to take a few off my list!