soaking up some Santorini sunshine

We’re spending the last part of our vacation on the island of Santorini in Greece.

I’ve all but decided i’m spending my honeymoon here so if you’re out there future husband, you’re gonna have to deal with that!

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Santorini still life

Our arrival to the island was nothing short of eventful.  There was a slight issue with the hotel we had booked a month in advance and already paid for…it was closed for the season!  So after an extended taxi ride with a very helpful driver and some choice four letter words screamed over the phone (at ridiculous international rates) to the people at Expedia, they booked us in a gorgeous hotel on a much nicer part of the island.  So after the dust settled and the Zanax kicked in, we actually made out much better.

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It was dark when we arrived on the island, so we hadn’t been able to see the view from our hotel.  So we woke up to the sun shining and an amazing view of the sea and the volcanic islands of Santorini in front of us.  After a much needed good nights sleep, we ventured into the capital of the island, Thira.  We stopped for lunch, and naturally I ended up getting a gyro-which was delicious, go figure.  This was Laurie’s last day with us before she went on to visit Rome by herself for a few days.  So after lunch and exploring the city, we grabbed a few bottles of local wine and caught a taxi back to the hotel to spend the afternoon relaxing outside in the sun.

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For the next two days, mom and I enjoyed the last of our time together for a while by drinking way too much wine out on the porch in the Aegean sunshine, eating some delicious food and spoiling our little stray cat friend.  Anyone who knows me well enough knows how much I despise cats.  This little guy had the spirit of a dog, i swear- and he didn’t even make me sneeze or give me a rash.

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