Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sun. January 8, 2012

We had a lovely breakfast at the hotel.  We noticed many men in the hotel that had wounds - legs, arms etc. - bandages, casts, slings and crutches, so we asked at the desk about it and was told that they were men who were fighting in Libya and were in hotels in the city waiting to go into the hospital for treatment this coming week!!  Kind of brings the conflict closer to home when you see men like this.

Meetings at Thessaloniki seemed more flourishing than at Athens - more younger men than Halandri.  Actually, the city seemed nicer than Athens - somewhat more modern and cheerier.  We passed the seafront several times in our trips back and forth and you had a pretty good view of a lot of ships moored off shore - either waiting to load or unload I guess.  I can imagine, in summer, that it would be a beautiful area - palm lined promenades etc.

We were invited to the Colliers for supper and it was really nice.  She had baked chicken pieces and had potato salad, Greek salad, coleslaw, fried rice and someone had brought a Hungarian Goulash.  The food was good and the company was a lot of fun.  Elder Collier had a guitar and it wasn't long before we were singing.

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