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April 23, 2015

... and so it is with our Greece adventure.  

 

After a 10 hour bus ride with a few stops along the way we are back in Athens and preparing for an early morning - Friday, 1:30 a.m. - wake up call.  That's 3:30 p.m., Thursday, your time.  We'll soon be home....

April 22, 2015

Today found us waking up in Thessaloniki, a major port during Paul's time AND now.  As this post is being written our window is open and the sounds of a city on the streets below are being heard. Today the modern city of Thessaloniki is the second most important city o...

April 22, 2015

Apr 20 and 21, 2015

 

 

On Monday after disembarking from the ship, we drove about 4.5 hours to Delphi, another archaeological site of an ancient civilization steeped in mythological superstition.  Many of us climbed the stairs and visited the excavated areas - the temple...

April 21, 2015

With Internet connection being very weak on our ship as we visited several Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, posts haven't been as timely as hoped.  But tonight we are back on the mainland of Greece and staying at a beautiful hotel at the foot of Hanging Monasteries per...

April 16, 2015

The day began very early, crossing the city of Athens and heading up to the Acropolis.  We passed the Olympic Stadium and the temple of Zeus on our way.  It's difficult to begin to describe the Acropolis, named this because it's a high point of the city, upon which is...

April 15, 2015

 

After many hours in the air, we arrived at the Athens Airport on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m. your time.  That's 17 hours after leaving Portland. We're all pretty tired and retiring early after a wonderful meal at the hotel restaurant.  I wonder if we'll get tire...

April 14, 2015

 

Today our group of 30 arrived at the Portland International Airport to begin the long journey to Athens, Greece. We are all checked in and through security and waiting for our first leg of the journey.  After a short stop in San Francisco, we will board Lufthansa airb...

March 31, 2015

On Tuesday morning, April 14th several of our church members and friends will be retracing some of the journeys of Paul. As you may know Paul wrote many of the books in our New Testament. The churches to whom he wrote letters were in areas that will come alive for us a...

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