santorini

Sunday, October 17, 2010




Above shots en-route.







Favorite Memories:

-Turning the car around to go into a pottery shop. Just happened to be the shop of a 3rd generation potter. There just happened to be a woman in there who came to Santorini to train under Andreas Makaris. She just happened to be from the same town where we grew up. My sister just happened to babysit her sister's kids! I kid you not. Small world, eh?!
-The major buzz my sister and I got from our coffee.
-Watching the sunset in Oia.
-When we gave mom a "75 things we love about you" list. (We each came up with 25. You can bet one of mine was her love of fine yarn. We took turns reading five at a time. Tears galore.)
-Watching the sunlight sparkle off the water, the buildings and the faces.
Favorite Meal:
-Every dish at Ouzeql.

Athens tomorrow.

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58 comments

  1. spider (ravelry)10/18/2010

    oooh! beautiful!

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  2. Leslie,
    These photos are amazing! Every time I see a picture of your mom she look so elegant and you can see her love for her girls.

    I'm one of 4 girls and these photos are making me miss my mom and sisters (we are all scattered). I think I told you my mom and one of my sisters lives in the same town in FL as your mom...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Aww... don't know what's better - the pics or the 75 things idea!

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  4. i love that you turned around to go into that pottery store and all the little coincidences that went along with it!
    the four of you are just stunning.

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  5. ok, i just choked up at the 75 list. beautiful. all of it.

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  6. What a wonderful trip. I bet your mom was floored by the 75 things.

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  7. everything in this post is filled with love.
    you've got your priorities lined up just right!

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  8. I just love the pictures and the favorites list. I wish my mom would travel with her 3 girls. She's terrified to fly after 9/11. Makes me sad.

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  9. I believe I may be running out of words to thoughtfully do this celebration justice. I can say we never need feel
    alone because on the other side of the world there IS a friend. I delight in your photographs. I delight in your memories. May tears of joy yet rain down on you and your beloved sisters and mother.

    xo...Ana

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  10. I want to hop on a plane, right now.

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  11. The pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing this trip and the love in it. It shows.

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  12. OMG - it is absolutely gorgeous there! Amazing!! Love it!!

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  13. Somehow your pictures from Greece make me tear up... Looks like all of you had a brilliant time together. So many memories to share and to keep. Love it.

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  14. So gorgeous! I've wanted to go to Santorini since reading/seeing Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. :) Your photos are stunning!

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  15. what a fabulous trip!!

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  16. These pictures are killing me. This is a dream vacation.

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  17. You are putting Greece on the map for me. I love your pictures...and the coffee...and the list...and your family connection.

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  18. Oh, how I wish I had sisters!
    I'm more jealous of your sisters than of your trip.
    (Although that is certainly enviable as well.)

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  19. All your photos are beautiful but I particularly love the 7th one from the top, where your mother is affectionately chucking one of you under the chin. That gesture speaks volumes.

    Thank you for sharing not only beautiful scenery with us, but also the closeness that you and your mother and sisters are blessed to have. And I love the story about the "coincidence" of meeting the woman from your home town. I agree with what APA says, we need never feel alone.

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  20. Your family is just beautiful. Close sisters (plus a mother) hold a special place in my heart and I love your relationship and the fact that you got to go on this trip.

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  21. this list is a wonderful idea. goodness, i'm sure i'd be crying right away.
    and what a beautiful trip!

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  22. A trip of a life time... beautiful!

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  23. Anonymous10/18/2010

    Sigh of pure bliss! ~Jan

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  24. Thanks for bringing us along on this trip! What a lovely treat to enjoy time with your mom and sisters ... and what a delightful bonus to enjoy all these spectacular sights!

    PS - I love your mom's blue shawl! Did she make it???

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  25. Belíssimas - the great Lady Mom and her three wonderful girls!

    Enjoy your days, darling and endless thanks for your kindness on sharing so many loving moments!

    hugs!

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  26. amazing...all of it.
    she will never forget the three of you sharing the list of 75! a beautiful gift to cherish forever!

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  27. I love the idea of 75 things I love about you! The pictures of Santorini are breathtaking. I hope to see it in person one day.

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  28. Gah. Each and every one of these is a dream. Congratulations to you, your sisters, your mom, on time so well spent. And welcome home.

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  29. I love all of your scarves!!! And what a perfect idea of 75 things you love about your mom.....I may snitch that idea for my mom!!! What beautiful memories you will hold in your hearts forever..thanks for sharing your trip.

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  30. What a beautiful trip! We made a thank you for being our parents list for our parents 50th. It was the best!

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  31. I am so jealous of you in a completely happy for you way, not a covetous angry way! ;) Your pictures are so very beautiful and I can only imagine the memories you will hold forever.
    You and your family are absolutely beautiful, both physically and in the obvious love you have for each other!
    Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

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  32. Oh my goodness, what a small world!! And that photo of the potter is fantastic.

    For some reason, Nescafe Frappe has about 15x as much caffeine as the regular stuff. I thought it would be great for helping me study when I was in grad school, but it just made me all jumpy! Also, for some reason, you have to be Greek to make it right (mine always tasted like dirt).

    What a beautiful time for you, your sisters, and your mom!!!

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  33. Leslie, thank you so much for sharing this trip with us. Your sisters and your mom have a such a beautiful bond - brings tears to my eyes.

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  34. omg, is it possible to be jealous in a "good" way? If so - SO jealous!:)

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  35. Your photos are fabulous and you've made me want to visit Greece! What a fun, fun trip you had! Such great memories...

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  36. wow, such a fantastic time, what wonderful posts! The 75 things...Thank you. I have to visit Greece, the blues!

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