MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Cranes!
There’s no place like home for the holidays – especially when it’s in a beautiful winter wonderland like Evergreen, Colorado. Christmas 2011 found us back in the States in the warm company of family and friends amidst the snow and cold. And although Richard and I were on separate continents for the actual Christmas day, we joined in celebrating the birth of Jesus with many significant people in our lives.
“KALI HRONIA” is the standard greeting for “Happy New Year” in Greek. We celebrated the birth of 2012 with lots of merry making with friends here on Crete. After a delicious feast hosted by Marina and family, we stood out on their balcony four floors above the city of Hania and watched the array of fireworks erupt throughout the city. (P.S. This goes on all night…and morning)
Rather than hurry home, we stayed at a wonderful hotel that was restored from an 1800’s Venetian mansion tucked back into the small alleys of old Hania.
We finished off the weekend with the much anticipated excursion to pick the first oranges of the season. No lack of vitamin C in this household. The little mandarin oranges are as sweet as candy and twice as addicting!
Now we settle in for a long, rainy winter. Perfect for catching up on correspondence, reading, studying and blogging! Happy New Year!