Friday, March 27, 2009

After Acknowledging Awards, Let's Go to Athens With My Pink Laptop!

I would like to acknowledge 2 of the greatest bloggers in Blogland, Melissa of http://melissasheartandhome.blogspot.com/ and Chandy of http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/. You should visit these 2 bloggers and I can assure you that you will extremely enjoy their posts. Melissa gave me the Faithful Servant Award which is sowing seeds of love. And it works! There is so much love in Blogland that spreads like crazy. It's amazing how everybody supports each other here. Thanks, Melissa for passing this along to me. I am very happy for it to be in my possession.
Chandy awarded me, not one but 2 awards! How lucky can I be? I am 100% beautiful? Wow! That's hard to believe but this does not mean a pretty face but being beautiful inside and out. Thanks Chandy, just for you to think that I deserve this makes me really happy! I know everybody who visits me is beautiful and you all deserve this so please come and grab it.
And this Fabulous Blog Fan I know I definitely deserve, for I am truly a Blog fan! You can tell from how much I post in a week. LOL! Thanks again, Chandy!
Ok, let's go sightseeing now!
The week went by so quickly and it is Saturday again and you know what that means! But today is even more special for me because we get to go with someone else aside from me and enjoy her tour also. Chandy of http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/2009/03/boulder-of-ring.html
decided to join me. If anybody else wants to join in for Sightseeing Saturdays, we welcome you too. Just send me a comment if possible by Friday evening so I can add your link. So please visit Chandy and travel with her too. I don't know about you but I love traveling and would love to travel to different places with different tour guides.
Just as my title says, we are going to Athens in Greece. And you guessed it right! My little princess and granddaughter AJ, is traveling along with Tina, my daughter and Scott, my son in law. Let's visit the Acropolis, which in Greek literally means the highest point of the town and is also known as the "Sacred Rock of Athens". Isn't that a beautiful view? As the name indicates, Acropolis is high up on the mountain so you can pretty much see the city of Athens from there. Well, who do we have enjoying the view here but my lovely granddaughter!
AJ is with her aunt and her grandma here. One time, AJ asked how old I am. After I told her, she said I don't look old and I just look like I'm the same age as her mom. So, do you know now why I spoil that little girl? She knows just what to say at the right time. LOL!
The Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC, has 8 Doric columns on the east and west sides and 17 on the north and south sides. It is built entirely of marble except for the limestone foundations and ceilings and the wooden doors. It has stood atop the Acropolis for over 2500 years, built to give thanks to the city's patron goddess Athena, for saving them during the Persian wars. The size of the columns are amazing and it is beyond me how they could possibly have carried all that heavy material to the top of the mountain without the machinery that we have today, when I had a hard time climbing up the slippery steps without carrying anything. Go figure!

Theater of Dionysos
Even the cat is enjoying the amazing ruins and the scenery.
This is the Porch of Maidens in the Erechtheum Temple. These maiden statues are reproduction, 5 of the originals are in the Acropolis Museum of Athens and the 6th one is in the British Museum in London.
Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Athens. Olympics arena
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Acropolis and
a few other sites in Athens. Now, don't forget to visit Chandy and look at her great tour pictures also.
And now for Pink Saturday, which is hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. I would like to show you how I can communicate with you even when I am away.It's through my tiny Sony Vaio laptop. It's pink and it's light, only 2 lbs so I can carry it easily in my purse when I am traveling. It's less than a foot long and 7.75 inches wide and less than an inch thin. DH bought it for me when we went to a Sony outlet mall in Illinois last Christmas.
Isn't it cute?
See how small it is compared to that Dell laptop? I even carry it to the kitchen sometimes.

Thanks for visiting! Let's all go to Beverly's site now and check out all the lovely pinks in Blogland.
Thanks, Beverly for hosting another fun event!
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35 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Awww Christine now aren't you the sweetest for saying that about my blog. You deserve all of the awards you have received today!

Your trip to Athens was magnificent. Loved all the stunning photos.

Love your precious Pink laptop too.
I didn't know they made them so small now.
That is very convenient.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

prof en retraite said...

Congrats on the awards, Christine! You deserve them for being a faithful bloggy friend!! I loved the trip to Athens....thanks! Amazing! Now you're making me want a laptop...especially with the nice weather! I want to go outside and blog!! Have a great weekend...Debbie

niartist said...

Congrats on the awards Christine! They're well deserved! Loving the reflection of your bedroom in the mirror of that vaio pic - oh, and certainly the tour ... have a great weekend!

Chandy said...

Hello! I love this sightseeing meme! Ok, I got my camera bag with extra batteries and I'm learning how to use the camera on my phone. One of my to do list is to visit Europe, so maybe...

Chandy said...

Oh yeah, here's today's permalink so you can change it on your post if you want to.

http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/2009/03/boulder-of-ring.html

Happy Sightseeing!

Bo said...

Hi Christine...DH & I were in Athens 36 years ago and I bent down to pick up a rock at the Acropolis to take home as a souvenier...and holy cow! Whistles started blowing & guards came running towards me...NOT ALLOWED!!
Well, it makes sense with all of the visitors who go there...if we all took a rock...there would be no Acropolis left...LOL
That is the cutest, tiny little laptop...just perfect for a cute, tiny little thing like you!
Happy weekend, ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

How I wish I were there! What a great trip. Have a good Pink Saturday.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Such a great share. Love the pink notebook. Happy Pink Saturday!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I know you like blogging but I'm sure there's an added enjoyment while using the pink laptop :-)

Thanks for sharing with us Athens. I only see Parthenon in nooks/tv. What more to be able to see it in person. Must be amazing.

Congratulations on your awards and Happy Pink Saturday!

marty39 said...

Christine, what a fabulous trip again. You have been to so many fabulous places. Thank you so much for sharing. It is wonderful to see all your pics and you always describe the places so beautifully. I always enjoy the tour. Love that cute little pink laptop. How perfect to take with you. Hugs, Marty

Liz said...

I so want to go to Greece one day. Thank you for sharing your pics!

Have a great Pink Saturday!
~Liz

Couture de Papier said...

Pretty..Happy Pink Saturday ..stop by and sign up for my Easter Giveaway!

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the great post today. I just ♥ traveling from blog to blog...the photos, the crafts, the ideas...too fun!

Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you!

See you next week!

Nicole ~ said...

Congratulations on the awards, you certainly deserve them.

Athens is incredible, aren’t these structures amazing?? It is so astonishing that they were built by hand, and so long ago!

Christine, you are a fabulous tour guide!! I love all of your tours, and especially because I do not have to look for my passport to go!! I always look forward to the next one.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Nicole

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Trying to visit blogs between thunderstorms today (Spring is here) Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Gossamer Creations said...

I love your pink notebook. Happy PS.
~Sue~

TRES BELLE said...

Happy Pink Saturday...love the pink laptop.

Kris

Amy said...

Great pictures. I adore the pink computer!

Happy PS

amy@maisonbelle

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations on your awards! We are going to Greece this summer...can't wait!

Irma's Rose Cottag said...

Happy Pink Saturday! and congrats on your awards. Loved the travelling pics.

Hugs :)

Irma

Tootsie said...

thanks for the tour...have a great weekend

Claudia said...

Love the pink laptop. Happy Pink Saturday!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for the comment. Denise

jeanne said...

Wow, a trip to Athens. How wonderful. Your photos are great. Now I feel like I have been there too.
thank you for sharing your lovely trip.

Your pink laptop is so nice and compact. I only use a laptop and a smaller one would be nice. Anyway I am thankful to have mine.

Hugs...Jeanne

SILVIA said...

hi christine,hope you are having a great weekend....
you have been to most amazing places ever and this trip is got to be one of my favorite, beautiful pictures and aj is very lucky girl to have you,as well as beautiful..
love your pink laptop its awesome!!!....
..silvia..

Cynthia said...

Congrats Christine!
Thanks for the tour of Athens, it is awe inspiring and your granddaughter is just a little cutie. Cindy

Deanna said...

That was a nice post for your tour of Athens and the pink laptop is simply a must for us Pink Saturday ladies!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Athens looks amazing, and AJ is so right. Haven't I told you before that you look WAY younger than you are?
Love your laptop, but because it's so small the keys must be REALLY close together, no?

Justine :o )

Tootsie said...

I know NOTHING about Orchids. In fact...I have never owned one....they are the one plant that intimidates me!!!! sorry girl. I have heard they are very simple to grow...anything I tell you would come from a google search! sorry I can't help.
have a great week

someplace in thyme said...

I have been to Athens many times and enjoyed the photos that let me re-experience it all over again, Happy Pink Saturday and thankyou for the memories, Char

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Hope you are having a great weekend! Stop by my blog .... I have something special for you! ~Susan

Linda said...

Christine, Your photography is extraordinary - the views are spectacular! What a beautiful trip! Linda

Tomarie said...

I love your cute pink laptop!!
Now the trip was just amazing! Those columns are amazing! I think it's so great that you're giving AJ such an education...let alone all the fun she has with her grandmother! :-)
Congrats on the awards! You are truly deserving of them! Love ya! L~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wow, gorgeous pics! Love that teensy pink laptop, too!

Happy Pink Saturday a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Deb said...

cute lap top, love the Athens photos, just like imagined it would look

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