We are back.
After spending 10 beautiful days on the island of Corfu with our rediscovered friends N.K. & Y.M.
It was the first time in 6 years that we returned home with a nostalgic sigh rather than a sigh of relief. To all the parents of young children: Hang in there, there will come a time when vacation will mean VACATION again, sooner than you think.
OK, I must admit it. The potential for a successful vacation was there. The weather was awesome, all four kids were healthy and the house we were lucky enough to spend our holidays in was HEAVEN on EARTH. No, seriously. But most important of all, the company was GREAT.
We laughed, sun bathed for 10 consecutive minutes without being interrupted, ate like pigs (I tried to weigh myself in the morning and for the first time in my life I was actually thankful that THIS home appliance was out-of-order), went out to dinner (without kids), watched movies, ate Fonzies. We had a BLAST!
Let me share some pictures of our trip.
I was a bit terrified of the road trip as it involved spending 6 hours in the car & 1 hour on the ferry, but we managed to survive it.
Note to self No 1: Next time I will tell the kids that we are going to cross a magical bridge, 5 minutes before the actual crossing (to avoid hearing the kids ask: where is the bridge, for 369 times).
After a long and stressful trip we finally arrived. All the stress was gone in a second when we faced this:
Although we were extremely tempted NOT to leave the house at all, we managed to act like tourists on a few occasions
We visited the shell museum (kind of decadent but the kids loved it)
we went to one of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches, Ag. Gordios
visited the Achilleion Palace
Note to self No 2: Don’t go on a sightseeing tour with a sleep deprived 3-year-old.
strolled around the castle of Corfu
and around the old town
I even got my burger & fries. I was in FOOD HEAVEN (at this point I was seriously doubting the fact that this vacation could get ANY BETTER)
By the time we realized there was no place like (N.K.’s) home, we decided to stay put and enjoy the small things in life:
the unbelievable fool moon
Y.M. in character while trying to fight off the boys
the satisfaction of completing this puzzle with my soul sister and co creator N.K.
and most important of all, we enjoyed this:
the best gang in the world!
until next time
I dedicate this post to N.K. & Y.M. Thank you for everything!