Burton Dane Travels

We're traveling through Europe and parts nearby for a year. We'll be posting our pix and adventures here.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Two weeks into our idyllic respite here on Lesvos, we were jarred by reality. GHW Bush and his Kennebunkport entourage emerged from a huge ship and waddled down the strip.

There’s a nice picture of the house that changed a two day stop into a three week stay. More later when we have the energy......TWO WEEKS OF ENERGY LATER... Skala Eressou (and a plumper Christina, the cat) stay among our favorite places (and cats) during this long trip, maybe we are just ready for roots. We spent long periods lounging at Breez Bar with cherry juice and “gin and toxin”s and enjoying thin pizzas from the place next door (whose Greek name I could not spell or pronounce). I (Jules) am pathetic as this place was one of the few places we noted on our journey making attempts to deal with the stray cat and dog issue that ravages everywhere, but they offered me a chance to throw money at the problem, so I did.

Sappho Travel did everything possible for us, including locating our rental on Vigla and accepting delivery of our mail AND they had the only automatic bank teller in miles and miles (once when the machine was down they loaned cash out until it was fixed!).
Hiking with Patricia was a delight as she shared Eresou’s past, present and pirates for hours hiking through oaks, olives and pines with us. Fist-size acorns are scavenged by red squirrels as goats and sheep clink by the dusty roads. Her husband, Thanasis works neolithic shapes from sheet metal and is an expert at creating coin replicas from all over Greece and he was gracious enough to share his processes and studio.

The pictures also show us in front of a petrified tree trunk. There's a great museum highlighting the petrified wood from the area. Much of it winds up as rounded beach rocks, but you're not supposed to take any with you.

Mark: My brother came to visit for 10 days. It was a great time to catch up on each other's lives. I'm also hoping I can be as buff as him when I get older!


  • At 5:54 AM , Blogger Greenwalds said...

    Did you take that photo of GHB? Nicest picture I've ever seen of a Bush. You should be a professional paparazzi.Three weeks! that's plenty of time for a more elaborate posting. Get off your butt!

  • At 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    DITTOS from Mom and Dad!! MORE PICS

  • At 1:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I heard a rumor that you might be cutting the "world wide lazy bones tour" short due to Ben going crazy without actual chronologically correct kids to hang with.

  • At 12:16 PM , Blogger Burton Danes said...

    The demands of the real world emerge.It's crushing. Must escape further. Tomorrow to Turkey for daytrips+.

    We don't like to refer to Ben's mental state as "crazy". It's more like asymmetrically developed.

    Even so, we aren't cutting the experiment short. We have tickets from Dublin to NYC on the 22nd of August (I think). We'll go to SLC after that, then LA then HR on the first of September.

    More pics soon....

  • At 11:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    You know that game Voyage Century that you were trying to get on your computer but you couldn't because you were in Turkey. Well there's a place thats called Athens in voyage well the picturs of athens that you send us well those dont look anything like the the Athens in voyage

  • At 1:10 AM , Blogger NXTMonger said...

    Well, I'm not sure about relative Dane buffness, but I got to say Jules is quite the bathing beauty! (kayak shot) Sylvia


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