On the seven hour-plus flight from Newark to Frankfurt, I read Paul Offit's Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All and watched The King's Speech: A book about vaccines, a movie about stuttering----am miles away from home and boys but you can see what topics are on my mind.
Here I am waiting at a crowded gate at 7am in Frankfurt.
Most of the students promptly fell asleep on the bus and woke up in Corinth.
We made a stop at the Corinthian canal, which had to vie with some friendly dogs for the students' attention.
This is the temple of Poseidon which dates back to before 146 BC, when the Romans pretty much razed Corinth to the ground.
This is a fountain.
We then drove to Nafplion (where I'd never been before---it's really lovely) on the south-eastern Pelopponese.
Our hotel is right underneath a 12th century foretress built by the Venetians (it's in the top of the photo, lit up in the night).
Got a little gelato on a post-dinner walk.
And the report from home: Charlie insisted on my dad, Gong Gong, riding in the car up to school, a request that Gong Gong, though sleepy, acceded to. After school, there was a bike ride: Thursdsay, a Nor'easter had made it impossible even for the walk Charlie requested. Sunshine is predicted through mid-week in Jersey and here in Hellas, too.