In case you are wondering why I am posting photos of myself posed in front of the various sites we are visiting---this is Meteora in the photo (above), where monasteries (like the one below) were built in Byzantine times---
----the reason for the 'Kristina in the picture photos' is that I've asked Jim and Charlie's teacher to show them to him daily, so he can see where I am. Or, since Charlie does not have world's greatest sense of where any of these places are, much less Greece itself, at least to show him that I am somewhere, albeit in some places unknown to him such as (in the photo below), Vergina:
The tomb of Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, is under that grassy mound you see in the photo above, along with the gold armor and silver vessels and gold oak-leaf crowns and bridle bits for his horses and much much more that he was buried with. No photos are allowed in the museum or I would have taken some---it's a very, very spectacular museum.
This wall is up high above the city, which is bordered on its other side by the Gulf of Thessaloniki.
Best of all, I was able, after a whole year, to meet Rozy and her family. I met Rozy, a "commadre" if you will, via this blog and Facebook and have been in touch via email. It was more then wonderful and just lovely to get to talk to her and her daughter and husband.
Actually there is one more 'best of all' to add: Charlie had a very good day, as if he is not having over-much lag after Sunday's incident. He and Jim had a nice windy bike ride topped off with 'the latest favorite,' vanilla ice cream.