Happy 67th birthday Wendy and 29th wedding anniversary! Last night in Greece
04.10.2014 - 04.10.2014 24 °C
After breakfast, we spent the morning on the computer in the foyer, doing internet banking and trying to check into our flight to Zurich, but to no avail. We have booked a taxi to collect us at 4.15 am tomorrow to take us to the airport for our 6.30 am flight. They will have a light breakfast ready for us at 3.30 am in the foyer!
Annetta suggested that we take a taxi to Porto Rafti, around the other side of the mountain, to have lunch and to reminisce about the times we spent there. It was nice to see Porto Rafti again. I don't remember it being so built up. We wandered up and down the street, found a chemist for Phil, who is getting a cold, and then had lunch at a taverna by the water. It was a lovely way to spend my birthday.
On the way back to Vravrona, the taxi driver took us up on top of a hill so we could take some good photos. The lanes were so narrow, but the houses were modern and lovely. There were no street names, so he had to put on his GPS so he would know how to find the main road again.
I usually don't like spending my birthday away from Australia as no one calls me, however with Facebook, 16 people sent me birthday greetings on my timeline, so I don't feel totally forgotten. Agi also phoned to say Happy Birthday.
I phoned Mum at 12 noon Greece time, which was 7pm in Toowoomba. It was nice to hear her voice, however, she was rather upset because a couple of days ago, she had been to see the doctor at the nursing home about a skin cancer on her nose and he had done a biopsy without giving her a local anaesthetic. She was very upset as it hurt her a lot. Where does this doctor get off? I will be complaining to the staff when I am up there in the middle of October.
On our return from Porto Rafti, we went to the souvenir shop to buy a statue of Artemis but I couldn't see one I liked, so we left empty handed. We had a coffee on the terrace and everyone is now having a siesta before dinner.
After dinner went back to the gift shop in the hotel and bought some jewelry for Mum, Carole and me. Then up to pack as we are leaving VERY early in the morning.