Monday, March 21, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Whew - what an amazing week we just finished up.  We were asked to come to Athens for zone conference and some mission business.  All I can say is that it was absolutely wonderful.  We stayed with the Mission President and his wife, Pres. & Sis. Heder.  They were the best hosts ever!

WARNING:  Major photo overload!
The first day we were there we set out sightseeing to Corinth and Nefplion.  Corinth is a major archeological attraction and it didn't disappoint.

This canal was built to shorten the shipping time.  It is five miles long and still used today.

 This is at the museum in Corinth.  Corinth was an area that Paul taught at and spent quite a bit of time there.  It was a major power in early 200 BC.  It was taken over by Julius Caesar in 44 BC.  The museum was excellent.

We nicknamed this guy "mutton chops)

Taking a break down by the sea.

The temple of Zeus.

Changing of the guard at their tomb of the unknown soldier at the government buildings.


The national gardens.

I know you can't see them well but he has pigeons on his head, arm and on the horse.

one of their Olympic stadiums from earlier times.

Looking down at Mars Hills from the Parthenon.

Athena's temple

The Parthenon

Looking up from Mars Hills

On Mars Hills

Some fun artwork

Eating in a little hillside cafe in Athens.

My birthday celebration - it was delicious!!

Thanks again to the Heders for a great week!

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