Monday, March 29, 2010

On a road trip with my mother-in-law

One of my items on my Mondo Beyondo dreamlist is: making a roadtrip, to drive by myself from Greece to Holland. Although I find it very scary, I know I am going to do it someday.

It is not going to happen this spring or summer because our time of leasure and freetime is almost over.

Instead I took my mother-in-law on a little trip.

Of course this doesn't count as a real roadtrip. First of all we didn't even drive ourselves but traveled by hydrofoil boats, taxis and buses and second you don't really call it a roadtrip when you travel with your 80 year old mother-in-law. But it was adventurous nevertheless.

My mother-in-law hasn't traveled a lot. The times she has been off the island can be counted. She was the youngest of four sisters. The elder three got married on the mainland and moved away. When she married my father-in-law, a local fisherman who unfortunately passed away 6 years ago, they stayed in her parent's house where she took care of her father until he passed away. She has lived in this house since she was born.

Only one more sister is alive now and they haven't seen each other for many years. So after long planning and a few times postponing, it was finally the time to actually go and visit her.

It was a long journey but so worth it. I think the picture speaks for itself.

Our visit was too short but we already decided that after the summer we are going to do it again.


Jacque said...

Hello, fellow ocean lover! Thank you for dropping by my blogs. They kind of got taken over by wedding stuff, but that was the main event lately! I look forward to exploring you blog and learning more about my new sea glass adventure~Jacque

wilmi said...

ooh, wat een mooie foto! inderdaad, die spreekt voor zich. Wat zullen ze genoten hebben..
(en elkaar gemist hebben)
groetjes uit nederland

Roadartist said...

Τις καλύτερες ευχές μου για τις μέρες που έρχονται. Να περάσετε όμορφα. Με αγάπη και υγεία.
Η Σκιάθος είναι ένα πανέμορφο νησί.. Το καλοκαίρι θα σας ζαλίζουν οι τουρίστες.. τώρα θα είναι φαντάζομαι πιο γαλήνια και όμορφα.. Πολύ όμορφα..και μόνο που είδα φωτογραφίες, ταξίδεψα..
Καλό πάσχα, καλή ανάσταση!

Dream on the wave said...

Όταν διαβάζεις αυτό το μήνυμα μάλλον θα έχουν περάσει οι μέρες του Πάσχα και ελπίζω να τις πέρασες όμορφα . Έκανες και μια μικρή αποχή από το PC, κάτι που χρειάζεται καμιά φορά.
Χαίρομαι που πέρασες καλά εδώ στη Σκιάθο!
Ναι, η ζωή το χειμώνα εδώ στο νησί διαφέρει πάρα πολύ από αυτή το καλοκαίρι. Αλλά και τις δυο εποχές έχουν κάτι ιδιαίτερο. Τώρα που ξεκινά πάλι το καλοκαίρι όλα είναι τόσο όμορφα και φρέσκα. Και ύστερα ας μας ζαλίσουν οι τουρίστες …..να είμαι ειλικρινείς, από αυτούς ζούμε σχεδόν όλοι εδώ, γι’ αυτό δεν παραπονιέμαι.
Ξέρεις, μεγάλωσα με το ποδήλατο. Στην πατρίδα μου έκανα πάρα πολλά χιλιόμετρα. Εκεί όλος ο κόσμος κάνει ποδήλατο και είναι ένα φυσιολογικό μέσων. Βέβαια εκεί δεν έχει τις ανηφόρες που έχουμε εδώ!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you did this and I am sure you are too - from small roadtrip acorns to large roadtrip oak tres grow!

StrangeEmily said...

Hello! I wish you'll make it to drive fron Greece to Holland! Some dutch friends of me have and I once went to Holland by bus - in the late 80's through Yogoslavia.