Greece Bus Tour Day 3 – Nafplio

nafplion-map  Having very little sleep from my missing Aunt I woke up to my alarm going off and my Uncle’s foot on my calf. Weird, very weird feet he has.

We got our breakfast sacks, swapped food around until everyone was happy (It was getting easier the 2nd day of this) and decided it was time to shove off and back into the bus) Nafplio is very beautiful! It’s a coastal town and full of great places. All of which I couldn’t pronounce. It became a funny game where someone would ask me to pronounce the greek word and with my southern drawl I would murder it and everyone would laugh at me. Especially Drew’s 2 kids. They would crack up so I would say it a few more times just to hear them laugh. Great kids!

We hit 6 sites on this day. We had to figure out where to eat for lunch since that was not supplied to us and information on when we were supposed to stop to eat lunch was sketchy. Our english speaking guide was very helpful in pointing out restaurants that no one wanted to eat at. I finally had to take decision power over everyone and say this is it, it’s right here, let’s go try it. When the unknown food would come out we all took bites not even knowing what any of it was, then pushed the plates back and ate all the pita chips we could find Lol That’s when I figured out we needed to start finding snacks for on the bus. I thought it could wait until we got to the new city at night and I would go around buying up water, drinks, and snacks. My Aunts do not wait to eat. When they are hungry they all turn into angry octopus with flailing 8 arms all poking me asking me what’s to eat. Where’s some snacks? What kind of tour is this without snacks on board?

The sites were very picturesque and I had a great time snapping away trying to get as many photos (And selfies) in as I could. My favorite site was the Palmaidi! Wow was that cool. My second favorite was the Bourtzi. I had to look back at my brochure to make sure I spelled them right. Lord knows I still can’t pronounce them at all. The Pala is up 800 steps. We had a heck of a time getting everyone up there. The kids made it into a game counting the steps as we went up. A game my relatives did not want to hear. So I was at the back of our group making sure my Aunts kept going. I had to use several different motivational phrases to keep them going. We finally got to the top and realized we had 20 minutes to enjoy the view before it was time to crawl, slide, or roll back down Lol It was interesting. Very beautiful though!

We finished up there and loaded up for our ride to Olympia! This was the one place in the world I have wanted to see in person. I was so excited I could barely sleep this night. I mean I did, but I still couldn’t wait to get there. The snack hunting started as soon as we got into town. I made sure everyone had a great supper than I took Drew and his boy out to buy stuff. We loaded up on as much as all 3 of us could carry. I thought for sure our stockpile would make it a few days but I was wrong. I was sooooo wrong. Who knew 12 people stuck on a bus could eat that much! I don’t know how we all managed to go 2 days with zero snacks and all of a sudden it’s snacktastic time and all the snacks are gone in 3 hours Lol I was shocked and Drew just laughed.

Olympia. Wait until you guys hear what happened there! Oh boy was that fun.

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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