Um, IT’S JULY!!!
What in the world?! How did that happen??? We have so much left to do this summer…so our July is going to be PACKED full of fun stuff! I cannot believe that June has already come and gone. Whhhhhhy does it happen so quickly?!?!
Want to know what else it is???
It’s PART THREE of our Italy & Greece Recap!
Before we get to that, I wanted to let you know that tomorrow is…my JUNE BOOK REVIEW! And friends, it’s amazing. If you’re looking for a summer read, I have one (or more!) for you, so make sure you pop back here tomorrow!
Okay, let’s dive in! In PART ONE, we left Dallas and headed to Venice where we spent two glorious days before boarding our ship for a seven night Greek Isles Cruise! Then in PART TWO, we shared our first three ports including beautiful Santorini! If you missed either post, make sure you go back and read them. Also, don’t forget that Erika is blogging her side of the trip today too, so you should check out her blog and see her pics from our trip as well! And of course, if you’re interested in how Mix and Match Travel Agency can book a trip like this for you (or any other trip!) email us today! We’d love to help! firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hit up Bar, Corfu and Santorini in the first half of our cruise, so today, I’m going to share the last half of our cruise…
Good morning, Mykonos! So, like I said in PART ONE, we really tried to make this trip a mixture of exploration and relaxation. As busy parents of eight kiddos, we wanted to go, go, go and see…but we also wanted to sit back, relax and chill. We decided to make Mykonos our chill day, and when the trip was over, it was everyone’s favorite day. Every. One. Of. Us. What did we do? We got off the ship and had a private tour of sorts arranged to take us straight to…
…this gorgeous resort.
We parked ourselves here for the day…
…and savored every single minute.
Our “tour” allowed us to enjoy breakfast, lunch and their amazing pool amenities all day long. Erika and I have already decided that we’re coming back here to stay for like a week.
Okay, if you insist…I’ll sit here all day, stare at the sea and read my book. 😉
Erika and I looked down and saw the guys at the end of the pier, so we joined them. The four of us sat on the end of that pier laughing and talking for a long time. It was just so spectacular.
I mean, that view for lunch, right?!?!
Oh gosh! This day was just what all of us needed! I know we “missed” Mykonos, but we truly had a vacation day on this day…and trust me, we will all be back to stay awhile in Mykonos again.
Cleaned up for dinner back on the ship. We were sad to leave but excited because the next day…
…we were arriving in Argostoli, Greece!
We hopped off the ship and our private tour guide was waiting to take us on a personal tour of an olive grove and winery!!
This was so unexpected! We started our morning by actually visiting where her family grew the olives and the grapes for their business.
This was not only really gorgeous but so informative. We learned so much about the process of both making olive oil and wine. My top is HERE.
We headed in to see where everything goes from grape to wine. They still make many bottles the old fashioned way.
After this, we sat out in her yard and she brought us this amazing spread…
Oh friends! I could eat this EVERY DAY!!!!
After our yummy bites, our tour took us…
…to this Greek winery!
I found the whole process just fascinating! Our tour guide explained everything from when the farmers bring in which grapes to how they’re cleaned, pressed, processed, bottled, sold…all of it!
Then, we got to sit down for a wine tasting!
Before we left, we were able to purchase wine, olive oil and honey made right there. I loved this tour! Our day in Argostoli was just perfection!
The next morning, we were up and off the ship super early because we had arrived in…
Awe! We have all the sentimental feelings about Dubrovnik! First, the last time we were there, I was very pregnant with Kensington and then, both my neighborhood and the Slaughter’s sit right on the edge of…
…Adriatica in McKinney. This is a shopping, dining, residential neighborhood literally within walking distance of both of our homes created to look like beautiful Croatia 🙂 .
So, we were really happy to hop off and enjoy the day!
We were off the boat by 7:00 in the morning, so our first stop was breakfast!
We sat out front right here and enjoyed the loveliest breakfast with a view. Hold tight, if you want to know the name of this place, keep reading because we come back here again. Hahaha!
Yes, yes, YES!!!
After breakfast, we hit the streets to explore!
We love a Saturday morning market!
Okay, Game of Thrones friends. See where we are?! That’s King’s Landing 🙂 .
We probably said “shame, shame, shame” approximately 4 billion times while walking down these steps.
Gorgeous at every turn.
When we exited our breakfast spot earlier that morning, we saw that their view out the back was even more gorgeous, so we went back for cappuccinos…
Table with a view!
This is where we were!
We only had until noon here, so unfortunately, we had to leave. It was just the nicest morning.
And then…we were back on the ship to sail back to Venice.
Cleaned up and ready for our last dinner on board. And psst: that’s that Amazon dress I love! It’s only $20!
Awe! We had the best week at sea!!! I truly felt like we got to do a little bit of everything!
So, that wraps up our cruise! We have one more post for you this week about our day in Rome!! In the meantime, I have to finish writing my June Book Review! You are NOT going to want to miss that!! See you tomorrow! xo