Practice for Santorini, Part A, Day 21

Lovin these late starts. Great breakfast, but no toast. What is going on with the European Union with regard to toast. An attempt at toast production was experienced in Florence at the Diplomat Hotel, but at Monteriggioni no attempt at all. Oh well as Fleetwood Mac would say, get on with the day. We choose to stroll around the grounds. Pretty stunning gardens in this former Palace zone. Alot of maintenance required. Done to perfection. Twenty to thirty Winnebago type vehicles loom in front of us. Lets check out these bad boys. Very nice, well appointed with great sleeping quarters, TV, shower. Wouldn’t mind getting one of these units back home. I could use my lunchtimes at work to sleep, watch TV and chill out. How good would that be? I could even sub-let it out for other staff. Could even be profitable.

Anyway, we take the Merc and head out to try and find that castle that we saw coming in to this area. A bit of confusion, we don’t even try the sat nav at this point (the local map looks like something drawn up in the 1200s), and we find ourselves at a little spot called Graccianno (?). What, no castle? We jump out, have a walk around, buy some food (a shop keeper apologises for overcharging us initially) and head back to our resort. We seemed to get back fairly efficiently. Time for lunch. Lucky that we get in early because the Winnebago conference people have flooded in. Alot of deal making going on. As I might have said before, this type of leisure/ retirement industry is probably a significant industry across Europe. A quick check with our youngest daughter back home confirms that things are in hand, except that one of cats is now catching mice. Great! Thats why we have cats. Hmmm. Next we aim for the pool. How good is this.? I order a drink whilst reclining in a banana lounge and feel really guilty about it. Currently reading a biography on Karl Marx. He wouldn’t be happy with my casual indifference to the human condition and this kind of servitude. Back to HQ. Out to dindydoodles. All great practice for Santorini.

 

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~ by gazlington on June 11, 2014.

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