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A Day at the Beach
June 6, 2011

I’m more than a little frustrated with the internet here. It works/doesn’t work. I wrote the previous blog in my apartment and then lost internet, my last full paragraph, and all of my editing. I was ticked! I’m in the computer lab now, hoping this works better. I brought my Center Grove issued notebook computer with me and I’ve been writing with it, but the spell check doesn’t work for some reason and the internet freezes in my apartment, losing work. If you’ve ever seen me type, you know that editing and spell check are essential.

Sunday, I was able to bathe my feet in the beautiful, clear, blue Aegean Sea for the first time. Another grad student and I took a Flying Dolphin (fast boat) to the tiny Island of Agistri. It’s so small, it’s not in my Island tour book. It was a vacation in a day. It was a treat to leave the hustle bustle of Athens behind and rest on the beach for a day. We found chairs in front of a little beach bar and were welcomed there for the price of a couple of drinks and a club sandwich, which were carried to us by a hunky, Greek beach waiter. You single girls should drop everything and get over here immediately.
We napped and read and swam in the water. I tired to read a book, but was just too fascinated by the people watching to ingest more than a few pages. I observed that once sunbathers were settled in their chairs, bathing suits were optional. I’m so nosy! After we had our fill of the sun, we walked around the island and saw some true dream homes. I took photos, but can’t find the cord to upload them. BF says we packed it, but I can’t find it. I’m dying to share some pictures with you.
A hiking club was on the island enjoying what looked to be a small, mountainous trail. I found the trail head, but knew my flip flops wouldn’t carry me far.
Following a wonderful day of sun and exploration, we rode the ferry back to Athens and sat on the top deck and enjoyed the sunset and the cool breeze. It was actually almost chilly. My friend helped me find the way home on the Metro which was 70 cents as opposed to the 17 euro we spent on a taxi that morning. It was a nice savings, but one, overcrowded ordeal! I cannot believe how crowded Athens is with people and cars and loud motorcycles. It’s like the streets of Brooklyn infused with the people of Manhattan.
Today it’s back to school and I have to start on a research paper.
Loving life and the adventure.

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  1. This single gal is coming! And if you need me to bring you a camera cord, I will. My adventure begins tomorrow!


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Debi Dixon

Debi Dixon

The Universe is guiding me on an incredible adventure: my Plan B. I write here to share bits of my Odyssey, hopefully to inspire, encourage, or extend the virtual hand of friendship.

When I quit teaching in 2014, I could never have imagined the growth I would experience through travel, writing, reading, therapy, and introspection.

I believe human connection and compassion will go a long way toward our healing, and the best way to connect and feel compassion for one another is through the sharing of our stories.

Thank you for joining me here. I appreciate you and may we grow together.

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