Friday, January 29, 2010

Mediterranean Cruise

I know this is a long time coming but I am finally getting around to posting some pictures of the cruise I took with my dad and the aunts and uncles. We had such a good time and I am so blessed to have spent this time with my dad. It was fun to get to know the aunts and uncles better and to enjoy the wonderful, once in a life time sights that we were able to see. We went to Rome first and stayed on day there and then boarded the ship. We went to Naples and there we were able to explore Pompeii and Herculaneum. It was an awesome thing to walk the streets of Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background. I was amazed at how much of the place was still standing. We then went Athens and got to see the Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, and the Parthenon. We then went to Turkey and got to see the ruins at Ephesus and see the home that is supposedly Mary's, mother of Jesus and the wailing wall. We went to Istanbul and saw the Blue Mosque and explored a palace there and enjoyed shopping at the Grand Bazaar. We then went to Mykonos, Greece and enjoyed the quaint little village there. Then, we went on to Egypt and stayed over night in Cairo. We saw the Giza Pyramids and rode camels and enjoyed the unique culture there. Then back to Rome for a few more days. It was a fabulous trip and I know the pictures won't even come close to doing it justice. I had a great time!