Doctor visited, blood tests good, plane reservations completed. I'm all set to go.
Yep, I'm going to Greece come Sunday (9-22) for two weeks. Way last January I signed up for a Sierra Club trip entitled "Hiking the Greek Islands". I've always wanted to go to Greece--home of democracy, philosophy, science, literature, etc. So I plucked down my $3000 and will join 15 unknown others to fulfill my dream (I won't use the term "bucket list").
It's more than just touring the Parthenon and other famous sites (but does include those). The idea of hiking around the adjacent islands caught my attention. I'm not much of a museum guy--more outdoorsy. We'll be walking 6-7 miles each day and staying in nice hotels. This sounds like an ideal "vacation".
Naturally (?) I'm a little nervous/anxious about a number of things: flight delays, what to pack, and more. It's a little out of my comfort zone. And I don't own a cell phone for emergencies.
So, wish me luck and safe travels--no prayers please!