Saturday, October 6, 2007

Rain, Rain... Go away

Darn it, I missed a post yesterday... So much for my record of consecutive postings... As I'm sure you can guess, no change in weather yesterday. We did have a great dinner with friends last night at LAX (Can't beat the 2 for 1 pizza & mojito specials).

Well, its still raining here... and we are still inside!! Here is what our weather looks like now, yucky and rainy with more on the way.

I took advantage of our time inside and completed a couple more scrapbook pages from our trip this summer. I killed two birds with one stone and also completed my first template challenge at www.makeitscrappy.com.

Here is page one from our last day in Chania on the Greek island Crete. This beautiful harbor town is on the Northwest coast of Crete.


Credits:
Template by Tracy Drane for makeitscrappy.com template challenge (oct 14);
Papers; ribbons; alphabet; & brads from "Ides of March" collaborative kit from thedailyscrap.com;
Photo by Matt;
Font: Stencil STD;

Journaling reads:;
June 21; 2007 - Despite being heavily bombed during World War II Chania's Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete; especially the crumbling Venetian harbour.; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chania


Here is the second page from the same day. The photos are showing the narrow cobbled streets, the lighthouse at the mouth of the harbor and a very cool old door.

Credits:
Template by Tracy Drane for makeitscrappy.com template challenge (oct 14)
Papers, flowers, buttons, & alphabet from "Ides of March" collaborative kit from thedailyscrap.com
Photo by MPS & ARS
Font: Stencil STD

Journaling reads:
We met for breakfast at 9:00am at the hotel and then set out for the harbor area in Chania. We walked along the boardwalk and stopped for coffee & ice cream at one of the many sidewalk caf├ęs. We explored the Venetian area with its narrow cobblestoned streets and cute shops. After lunch we got into the car for the drive back to Iraklion. Matt drove as Kim and Angela attempted to navigate. So are on this trip, we had been very surprised and happy to see both Greek and English signage everywhere (including the road signs). Our luck ran out in Iraklion where all the street signs were in Greek only and our maps were only in English. We had instructions from the hotel that we tried to follow, however, we were unsure of what the phrase “go above the bridge” meant so we didn’t take the bridge (i.e. overpass) and ended up circling the old town for quite some time before we finally found our way back to the original road. We then took the overpass and found the hotel easily. Now parking was another matter, we had found the hotel, but typical of Europe, there was NO parking anywhere around it and of course no large parking lot. Angela got out of the car and ran inside the Galaxy hotel to see where we should park. A fantastic hotel assistant came out and directed Matt to park on a corner and he would move the car later. We decided NO more driving until we left for the airport.

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