S: March 2011 Volume 2
FC: Our European Escape | Spain Italy Greece Turkey and Malta
1: Norwegian Jade Our home for 12 days!! March 6th-18th 2011
2: View of the Port of Barcelona from the ship.
4: At the Port of Barcelona right before we depart on March 6th. OFF TO SEE THE WORLD!!
6: Stardust theater where we took in the shows every night
8: Beautiful main atrium and floral ceiling
13: Some of the party spots <---Mixers Martini Bar Tankards Beer and Whiskey Bar (middle left) Magnum's Champagne and Wine Bar (bottom)
15: Spinnaker Lounge the main night club --- Getting ready to go out and party the first night
16: First full day at sea...can you tell we were a little bored?
19: Like people do on every cruise we ate...a lot!
20: Some of the different restaurants the ship had to offer
22: Grand Pacific Ballroom Where we ate dinner every night
25: Spa VIP room we bought passes too... best money spent on the entire trip! Wasn't our view amazing?
26: Chocolate Buffet Night ---
30: Hello Greece!! Athens (Piraeus) Greece March 10, 2011
33: The stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896
34: Ruins of Zeus's temple
35: Out for a drive | Itty bitty streets
36: Next stop the Acropolis | Little sneak peek | ^ The guardians of the Acropolis hard at work Don't you just love Greek writing --->
37: <--- The walk to the top Our ticket to get in > Almond tree (bottom left) Olive tree (bottom right)
39: Theaters on the way up to the Acropolis
40: A lot bigger then it looked before
42: Just even the view from the top was worth the steep climb up Church on the highest point in Greece --->
45: Athena's Temple (Far left) Mar's Hill --- The original entrance to the Acropolis (below)
46: Athena's temple ---> The white is all the parts that were being reconstructed. They were trying to keep it so close to the original that the contractors were doing all by hand using the same tools they did when it was first made (below).
48: The Parthenon
54: Our favorite time...time to eat Best food of the whole trip!!
55: Time for a drive along the coast
59: <--- Walk up to the temple | Mount Sounion (Poseidon's Temple)
60: Original fortress wall of the temple Hunting quail is against the law so they are not scared of people. They will come right up to you.
65: Causing trouble | Just one little flick and I can make it all go down
66: Hold it up Katie! | <--- Look she can fly!
67: View from the top
71: As the sun sets on our day in Greece we prepare ourselves for our next adventure... | Izmir, Turkey
72: Izmir, Turkey March 11, 2011
76: Haha!! Nazis vs. Turks-->
77: Beautiful park we found walking around
78: Buddy the dog that followed us around the park--->
80: Walk of fame--->
81: Love how they spell things!--->
82: The restaurant didn't have any menus in English so we just pointed at an item We got some sort of chicken sandwich...yum!--->
83: Time to say bye to Izmir and move onto Istanbul!!