July 12, 2012 is approaching quickly. Just look at the calendar on the right. I can’t believe that something I have wanted to do for the past 20 years is finally going to happen. I am taking my children to live in Greece for one year. We are going to live on the island of Ikaria, which is in the Agean Sea, east of Athens and very close to Turkey. It’s the island of both my paternal grandfather and grandmother. My father was born there and came to America when he was 6 years old. We are going to spend the year connecting to our heritage, learning to live a simpler life.
I’m not much of a writer, nor right now do I have much time to write. However, I wanted to begin this blog so that I will have a way to connect with my family and friends when we are separated by over 5000 miles. I will try to explain why we have chosen to take this adventure, what we hope to gain, and why my blog is called, “No Gas ‘Til Tuesday.” I hope to share the story of my father’s journey to America as well as all of the reasons I felt that living in Greece was a goal of mine. I am confident that over the year I will have many humorous stories to share because nothing is done in Greece the way it is in America.