About a month ago I took a trip to Lamia it is a city about 3 hours north of Athens , the purpose of the trip was to rent out the bottom floor of a home that we have there. MY mom had built this home in the 80's for the purpose of retiring there ,but fate didn't go her way ,she remarried and now lives in Oregon near the boarder of Idaho , actually her home is up on a hill that overlooks the boarder which is the snake river. She does visit often and stays in it for for the time that she visits with her husband Joe.
I arrived there the renters were waiting for me they have two little girls and as soon as they got out of the car they ran and picked some grapes and I just had to snap a photo they were so cute ,I am so happy that is will be inhabited again.
This photo is the rear of the yard , it has vineyards and fruit trees all around the property not to mention a huge fig tree which I forgot to take a photo of. I am so HAPPY that a family with children will be able to bear the fruits of this house and the huge yard that they can play ball and ride bikes around it for it is paved all around.
I quickly took care of the lease agreement , and proceeded to look around and noted some things that need repairing and then I left.
I started walking towards the train station which is a 15 min walk , I started thinking I can't wait to retire and to live here , maybe I will make it a quilting retreat and put some life into it with a purpose instead of enjoying it alone, it is centrally located near many wonder full places to visit mountain villages, Delphi, there is a town with a port to visit the Aegean Islands ,there is a hot springs resort nearby ,I can plan various fun excursions , I am planning what to do when I retire as you can see, but I have to wait I am still to young to retire darn it.