From Diagnosis to Greek Adventures

When I was diagnosed, I didn't think I would be able to travel and see the places I'd dreamed about. But I promised myself that if I lived longer than I expected, I would travel as much as possible and see the world. I am happy to say I'm doing just that!

The adventure of a lifetime

A friend of mine had told me back in 2022 that her friend was putting a group trip together for October 2023. She had asked me if I was interested, and of course, I said, heck yeah! I knew I had to start saving, but the good thing about this trip was that I was able to make monthly payments.

I then told my husband and asked my kids who were interested in going. Only one of my kids was able to go, so we paid our deposit and started paying monthly for our trip. It took me a year to pay for this trip for two, and my daughter paid for herself, but it was worth it.

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I remember I started buying cute little outfits, comfortable walking shoes, and travel gear. You name it, and I probably bought it. I was so excited, and I couldn't wait to go. I thanked my friend Dianna for letting me know about this trip. I even extended the invitation to my other friends, and two of them joined me.

Let me tell you, we had the time of our lives, and my daughter was so happy that she got to go to Greece. I told her you'll have that wonderful memory when it's time for me to exit this world. Cherish it, and let's continue to take more trips together.

A true Greek journey of excitement

When the day arrived to jump on that plane and go to Greece, I was so happy. I couldn't wait, and yes, I did overpack!

It was a long flight because we had to connect in Germany, but I was in awe once we got to Athens, Greece. The first day, we had dinner as a group at the rooftop of the hotel, and my husband, a friend who lives in Greece, came to see us and joined us for dinner.

I was so exhausted from the flight that I went to bed. My husband and daughter went for a walk and ate some delicious Greek pastries.

The next day, we headed out to the Acropolis and took the train. We did get lost because we couldn't read the signs, but my goodness it was so much fun. People looked at us weirdly, but we didn't care; we were in Greece.

The Acropolis was breathtaking; I'm so happy I got to see it. We then had dinner and walked around at a popular plaza in Athens.

The next day, we had to take the ferry to Mykonos, and that was about a 4-hour ferry trip, so I made sure to sleep on that ferry. When we arrived at Mykonos, I was taken away by its beauty.

The best part was my hotel room. I had the best view ever and didn't want to leave. Mykonos is a beautiful island, and I loved everything about it.

A dream escape

After two days there, we hopped on another ferry, and off we went to Santorini. Now, Santorini is a beautiful island, but it is still very crowded in October.

We did so much walking, eating and of course some cocktail drinking. The food was so good, especially that fresh fish. We took so many pictures, bought so many things in Greece that I was hoping not to go over the weight limit.

It was everything I imagined it would be and if I ever get another opportunity to go back to Greece I will. I highly recommend you do too.

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