We left Thessaloniki just after 9:00 a.m. - it's a good thing we had a GPS as Pres. Charles got quite lost just trying to find the highway to Athens. I said I thought the roads here were better than Athens - on the main roads, I still think they are better and a little less crowded, but they still have their share of tiny little narrow "roads" (lanes really) and when trying to traverse them, you have to fold your side-vision mirrors in -cars are parked on both sides and you literally have to creep through to avoid scraping the side of your car - but we made it.
Unlike the drive up, it was a mostly clear sunny day traveling back. We could see the tops of their mountains, with a fresh covering of snow on them. They looked very clean and pretty. Brent took some pretty good pictures and I will get him to load them onto the computer so I can send them to you. It was a super trip and a wonderful experience.