Obrien World Tour

Greece

Crete

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We are staying in an all-insclusive resort. Our first ever! Miles and Ella loved that you can eat ice cream 3 times a day. Ella loved the water zumba, yoga, and water dance classes. Sean did waterpolo and volleyball. Miles and I just loved hanging out at the pool all day! It was relaxing. there was always food and drinks to be had.

On our way to Turkey, We made one last stop for Ella. The cave where Zues was born. It was a crazy hour drive and then a hike up a mountain but we made it!


Paros Snorkling Trip

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Today we sail with Captain Yannis! Visiting a few smaller island along around Paros. Doing some snorkeling, cliff diving, and cave exploration. It was a great day til Ella got sea sick but she pulled through and did a few cliff jumps. Miles loved just jumping off the boat. He loved exploring the caves. Plus they had all you can drink soda! The scenery was beautiful, the weather great. All in all a nice adventure.

we lost most of the picture when the sd card decided to go haywire but we have a few of the beginning.


Paros

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We spent a week on Paros. It is off season so we are almost the only people here. It is quiet and so relaxing, and the food so delicious! I fell in love with fried cheese with honey and walnuts. YUM! Ella and Sean loved the Rabbit stew. Miles loved the souvlaki.

Pretty much for the whole week, we just sat at the pool or the beach. It was heaven
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Acropolis!

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Ella's dream came true we saw the Parthenon! She was sad to discover you couldn't go in it and that the Athena statue is missing! Some day she will lead an expedition to find it. Miles was pretty bored. He says there was nothing to do justlisten to the audio tour. I was surprised to learn that the building once had roofs and where painted.



Acropolis Museum and Zues Temple

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After a hot day in the sun, we needed a break from the heat so we hit up the Acropolis Museum. First stop was to pick up thefree kids program backpack from the front desk. The kids had a ball searching the museum for Athena statues.(Ella's favorite god is Athena.) The top floor was built to replicate the actual Parthenos. They placed all the pillars and states in the exact same spots they would of been in the building. It was still early when we left the museum so we decided to go across the street to see Zeus's Temple.  Bet it was more impressive back in the day. On the way home, we stopped at a train station where they found graves when building it. They left the bodies where they laid and built around them. You can see them in the station.


 

Athens Forum and Market

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Ella is so excited to be in Greece! She has been dreaming of being in the same place where Greek history began. Not only is she in Greece but it also her birthday! Today she gets to pick our adventures. She decide on the Market to find some greek sandals and the Athens Forum that is right next door. We searched high and low for cupcakes but no luck so she settled on ice cream with birthday candles.