This weekend Greece was hit with an unstoppable force: Taylor Pratt! We were so lucky because the weather was just incredibly warm, which is a big difference from cold Vienna where Tay is studying!
We got to have lunch with Sam and Derek before they left for a beach town south of Athens. It was so great to see them and I can't wait until Paris!!!!
Later that night, we were sitting around my apartment getting ready to go out and Jessica, Alex, and Mary were over. All of a sudden, creepy Jacob from downstairs knocks on the door asking our opinions on two random paintings he bought? Well one was a GIANT painting of who knows what, and the other was a very small sketch of an old man's face. We were all very confused by this creepy man and sent him back downstairs before locking the door and dying laughing!
Saturday, we got up to go OLIVE HARVESTING in Corinth, very Under the Tuscan Sun/Diane Lane-like. Miraculously we made it to Corinth without any trouble! We called Jen, Alex and my Alexander teacher, and she came and met us in Ancient Corinth at the museum. We walked up to her house and it was so fantastic. I am so in love with Corinth, and honestly might move there real soon. The mountains mixed with the sea were just so beautiful! Anyway, we walked with Jen and her adorable 15 month old baby to where her husband and inlaws were harvesting the olives. We were given mini-rakes and taught how to scrape the branches so the olives fell into the tarp. Jen's husband taught us about the different types of olives they have and the process of making table olives and olive oil. They also had a TON of orange trees and very generously offered us many many oranges! We wandered the museum in Ancient Corinth after and ate at Jen's neighbor's restaurant! We had such a good day! I can't wait to go back to Corinth!
Sunday, we planned on taking Taylor to the Acropolis and shopping in Plaka. Turns out, the Acropolis was closed due to election day. Surprise? Hardly. We hiked up a hill next to it and took pictures from there, which was fine. We shopped in Plaka for a bit, then sent Taylor back on her way to Vienna! I'm so glad she came and got to see where we're living and going to school and everything! I had such a good weekend with her and am just so excited for Thanksgiving in Paris!!!!!!