Saturday, April 26, 2008

FROM RUBBLE TO SCRABBLE ...!

I spent my last morning in Athens today "sightseeing on steroids."  In other words, I grabbed a taxi and asked the driver to take me to some of my favorite spots in the city including:  Hadrian's Arch (a monumental gateway built to commemorate the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who was a benefactor of Athens); the Temple of Olympian Zeus (a colossal ruin);  the Panathenaic Stadium (built for the first modern Olympics in 1896 on the site of an ancient stadium); and the Changing of the Guards at Syntagma Square (a spectacle so bizarre it makes me wonder whether the guards are related to "Cuckoo the Clown").  As I traveled from site-to-site, it became clear that my Taxi Driver had a one-word vocabulary.  Everything was "archeological."  Perhaps he could learn some new words from Kathy and Genevieve.  Moments after I returned to Santa Monica tonight, they sent me a message from 7th and Montana where they were engrossed in a highly competitive Scrabble Game (pictured above).  While Kathy "slaughtered" Genevieve 340 to 300, rumor has it that Genevieve is staging a comeback ...!  

8 comments:

garnett109 said...

Got to love those high stepping polka dancers!

bvaneps834 said...

great pic--you really should be a travel guide with a tv show!!

ab45yui said...

Bet the guards never fall asleep, LOL.

amy122389 said...

could i be any more jealous?!  well....probably... :-P

okay....Kathy and Genevieve are my heroes.  I have to play Scrabble with the kids because nobody else will play with me.  

~Amy

princesssaurora said...

Very cool Scrabble game... I love Scrabble, however, I really enjoyed the pics of Greece!  Thank you so much for sharing!  LOL at the 'steriods'

be well,
Dawn

deshelestraci said...

Those are great!  Some day....
Traci

tenyearnap said...

When RUINS look better than my house...well, that's kind of depressing. I think I'll spend the day vacuuming & dusting. --Cin

beckiepainton said...

reminds me of my fish tank:) beckie x