DELPHI: GREEK ODYSSEY PART V

greek odyssey

All my life I’ve wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary (in 2013) with a vacation, it came to mind immediately. Thus, we embarked on the trip of a lifetime! Come along for the ride.

This is a continuing series. See other chapters HERE.

Part V:  Delphi, Thermopylae and Kalambaka
Sept. 12, 2013

 [Day Three of Four, Classical Greece Bus Tour]

Delphi, Thermopylae and Kalambaka

Map data ©2015 Basarsoft, Google

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back!  It’s time to announce the results for May 15th’s BOTB post.

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This round pitted Detroit rockers Frijid Pink against
California singer/songwriter/band The White Buffalo.

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SONS OF ANARCHY – BLOOD, BOOBS & CARNAGE #Blogfest

It’s MERRY MAYHEM at The Den today.

Join us for a bloody good time!

Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest, The Doglady's Den

[WARNING: Not for the squeamish. If this concept disturbs you, please come back another day]

Bllod, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest - SONS OF ANARCHY. The Doglady's Den

Hosted by  Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather Gardner

Here’s the premise:

On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit other participants. 

Clicking on the badge will take you to the master guest list and their blog links.
If you’re not a blogger, check it out for the sheer entertainment value.
You might even find something good to watch or read.

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At first, I was going to showcase all three options, but then realized nobody wants such a marathon post.
Way too much to slog through! Instead, I’m focusing on a TV series that I became addicted to.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present:

SONS OF ANARCHY

Sons of Anarchy - Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest, The Doglady's Den

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

Welcome to my inaugural post for 
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

For my first time, I’ve selected a song that most of you probably know,
but possibly not some of the versions I’m going to present here.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DEN – MAY AND BEYOND

Now that the April Blogging marathon, known as the A to Z Challenge is finished,
things will be getting back to normal, whatever that is.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
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REFLECTIONS – #AtoZChallenge 2015 @AprilA2Z

Hard to believe that both April and the A to Z Challenge are finished already! This was my second time participating and I had hoped to streamline it better than last year, but unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way. All the more reason to celebrate the completion, yes? So many interesting themes and fascinating posts by talented bloggers worldwide!

Congratulations to all of you!

Big round of applause to Challenge founder Arlee Bird,
Co-hosts and Helpers.

#AtoZChallenge 2015 - Reflections - The Doglady's Den

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#AtoZChallenge: Z is for ZEALOT

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where 1500+ bloggers worldwide publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!
“Favourite Words” is my theme. (Not all of them – keeping it mild 😉 )
Click HERE to view entire category.
Please support our efforts by visiting, sharing and commenting.
We have all worked long and hard on this project.
Click on the banner below to see who’s participating.
Have fun and thanks for reading!


Here it is!  The LAST DAY of the 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge!
We made it!
CHEERS!!

champage clinking glasses gif

 

#AtoZChallenge 2015 - Z- is for

Day 26, April 30

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#AtoZChallenge: Y is for YOUTHQUAKE

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where 1500+ bloggers worldwide publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!
“Favourite Words” is my theme. (Not all of them – keeping it mild 😉 )
Click HERE to view entire category.
Please support our efforts by visiting, sharing and commenting.
We have all worked long and hard on this project.
Click on the banner below to see who’s participating.
Have fun and thanks for reading!

 

#AtoZChallenge Y is forYOUTHQUAKE

Day 25, April 29

 

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#AtoZChallenge: X is for XANADU

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where 1500+ bloggers worldwide publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!
“Favourite Words” is my theme. (Not all of them – keeping it mild 😉 )
Click HERE to view entire category.
Please support our efforts by visiting, sharing and commenting.
We have all worked long and hard on this project.
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#AtoZChallenge - Day 24 - X

Day 24, April 28

 

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#AtoZChallenge: W is for WANDERLUST

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where 1500+ bloggers worldwide publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!
“Favourite Words” is my theme. (Not all of them – keeping it mild 😉 )
Click HERE to view entire category.
Please support our efforts by visiting, sharing and commenting.
We have all worked long and hard on this project.
Click on the banner below to see who’s participating.
Have fun and thanks for reading!

 

#AtoZChallenge - W is for WANDERLUST

Day 23, April 27

 

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