My Trip to Europe – Day 6, Wednesday, Sept. 25th

We arrive in Mykonos at 8am, we get up, shower and get off the ship to be bussed to the city.  After getting dropped off, we walk to a cafe to use the WiFi and have a drink.  We started talking to some folks who came off the ship…they were a nice couple from Seattle, she works for Alaska Airlines as well – Jean and her talk shop and a great friendship is born! We walk through town observing all the wonderful items with them, take a ton of photos and then decide to rent a car together as it’s cheaper – Tim the husband drives us.

This place is the ultimate of charm, with all white buildings, cobblestone streets, just beautiful.  We drove around the entire island, stopping at various points – then found this great place for lunch.  It was right on the beach, great outdoor place with wonderful food.  Thatched grass topped umbrellas were out on the sand, the ocean was blue as can be.  The restaurant had colors of orange and lime green with outdoor seating and indoor seating just inside the open door ways.  Very light and breezy it was.  I had the summer salad which consisted of watermelon and feta cheese with basalmic vinegar, oh and of course some Greek beer!

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We left and drove around more, this time going to a place the locals said to visit, “Kiki’s Place”.  It was an out of the way restaurant, which is supposed to be really good, but we didn’t eat, we just looked around – oh and I stuck my feet in the ocean…yeah!

Going back to the ship, we encountered a really bad fire at one of the local restaurants, folks were standing around watching – it seemed as if it had just started as black plumes of smoke were billowing out the windows.  While everyone was watching, people were yelling, not sure who called the fire department but it felt it took forever for them to get there.  We left and hurried back to the ship as we couldn’t be late – but as we walked away, we kept watching behind us – and finally the black smoke turned to white. No one was hurt but it sure was scary.  The towns folk said it was a historical place and they were sad that it was ruined, but were glad the fire didn’t spread to other buildings.

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Getting back on the ship, we had to get ready quickly to get to Keiko’s show.  She was headlining tonight with Gerald Albright.  Wow…what a show – she looked spectacular and what a beast she was on the piano…she really killed those keys!

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We left and walked over to “Peter White’s Pub Crawl” – he’s taken over the Two Poet’s bar so it’s now called “Peter White’s Pub”.  Great music with great friends…what more can you ask for?  We stayed and had a cocktail with the crowd listening to some great music, everyone loves Peter, he’s such an amazing guitar player and a wonderful person too…so it was fun to see him play and entertain the crowd.

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