A Chilly Greek Monday

After a sun-drenched weekend, we were only slightly disheartened to wake up to a cold, damp Monday in Greece. I was at least ironically happy to see that my theory holds true: Mondays suck everywhere, even in paradise.

But we didn't let a cold day keep us down for long! Brian and I had become experts in chilly-weather fun in Barcelona, so Corfu was no match for us.

My one request for our time in Greece was to rent a motorboat and toodle around to beautiful beaches only reachable by sea.

So we went here to rent a boat in Paleokastritsas, only to find that motorboats are rented by the day and it was already midday by then. And to come to our senses and realize that motorboating would mean going very fast, which would probably equal even chillier. No thank you. We'll see you another day motorboat.

So we loaded the boys back up in our little Fiat Punto and headed out for adventure.

We took windy pictures on beautiful deserted beaches...

And talked about what kind of compact car we would all buy when we got back to America...

And stopped at amazing vistas like this...

And this....

We found meandering paths through quaint Greek villages...

And plucked fresh oranges straight from the tree...

To be immediately enjoyed in the car of course!

We buzzed through sleepy little towns like these...

We zoomed past olive groves...

And the braver of the group even sampled their fresh delights. Not so delightful.

Alas! We found a castle that begged to be explored...

So we parked the little Punto and set out for a hike....

First things first. At the foot of our castle was this wonderful little cafe with sweeping views...

Perfect for a frappe before our journey! It is the national drink of Greece you know.

It drizzled. And we climbed...

Only to find our castle CLOSED.

Amanda refused to walk one step further. Can't say as I blame her...

So we took advantage of yet another gorgeous view...

And snapped a few beauty shots for posterity's sake.

Then it was down, down, down....

Down, down, down...

We loaded back in our car and let the great adventure continue. More breathtaking views and lots of laughter...

We are fun of course.

It was probably one of the best Mondays I've ever had!

And not to be forgotten...Toby's drive down this pedestrian road!

Yep, we decided to do a little souvenir shopping in the downtown area of Corfu-town, and one wrong turn turned into a 10 minute drive down one of the busiest PEOPLE-ONLY shopping streets in Corfu. We were laughing HYSTERICALLY as Toby dodged cafe tables set up outside along with sneering tourists straight off the cruise ship. I have never laughed so hard and been so embarrassed in my life. I held Amanda's purple pashmina over my face the whole time. Classic. Only the four of us. Seriously.

Yep, EPIC Monday.