I’ve been wondering…

In addition to my home life, my regular teaching gig, my volunteer work (I’m looking at you VBS!) and of course, intensive devotion to Richard Armitage studies, I have another little hobby.  Every so often I design and lead tour groups to Greece.   We visit remnants of a storied past….

Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens

Charming mountain towns…

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Dimitsana, Arcadia

A plethora of seaside tavernas…for fun in the sun, or in the shade 🙂

greece beach taverna

Greece is one of my favorite places in the world, and I love bringing people there and showing them paths less traveled.  My last trip was in 2011, and I think I’ve been missing Greece since I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.  Then a thought occurred…what if I combined my two favorite hobbies – travel to Greece and Richard Armitage fandom? 

Actually, Guylty and I were giggling about this topic via email a while back and I started to think about it again this week.  So,  I’ve been wondering if anyone out there in Armitageworld would have an interest in a fun filled vacation with plenty of inspiRAtion for conversation.  (**I’m not in league with any travel agent or tour company and stand  to gain nothing  but the pleasure of your company 🙂  )    I’d think about late spring or early fall of 2014 or even 2015… Am I crazy?    Wait, don’t answer that   : )

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49 comments on “I’ve been wondering…

  1. fedoralady says:

    Oh, you don’t know how much I would love to go SOMEWHERE beautiful and to meet fellow RA enthusiasts!! I so admire the photos I see on FB from Greece, a part of the world I never have visited yet. I don’t know if my finances/health would allow at this point, but I am definitely interested.

    • obscura says:

      We’ll see what happens…there are some surprisingly affordable options and I am always praying that better health is just around the corner for you! It’s fun to day dream in anycase 🙂

  2. Leigh says:

    A splendid idea! Unfortunately, I would not be able to join you, but I wish I could.

  3. i.f. says:

    Let me know when it will happen.
    Greece is just around the corner. Would LOVE to meet you for a cup of coffee. Any time – I will make it possible.

  4. I would love that *intensely*. I’ve always wanted to visit Greece, and of course I love intelligent conversation. 😉 I’d just never be able to work up the scratch for it.

  5. marieastra8 says:

    Keep me on your list! I would love to go to Greece, and being in the company of RA lovers, even better! I went to Istanbul this past September with about 100 friends I’d met online who are readers of the Scottish author Dorothy Dunnett, and it was a FABULOUS experience! Keep thinking!

    • obscura says:

      I’ve got a ton of ideas…even for a small group – private house, home cooking and dining out. Relaxed itinerary. There are a lot of directions to consider.

      • That sounds positively dreamy.

      • marieastra8 says:

        Definitely! A smaller group is more manageable. The Istanbul trip was put together by a group of very dedicated people. A LOT of work!! You don’t need to do anything like that. A private house is interesting. I like doing that sometimes when I’m going somewhere that there’s lots to do in the area. Fun!

        • obscura says:

          Since Greece has put in a lot of new roads, it’s really easy to day trip while basing in one location…less packing and moving is nice. Possibilities, possibilities…

  6. katie70 says:

    What a great idea. Since you have done this before you know all the great places to see. I have always liked the idea of travel and only gotten to go once, that was a great trip to England . I stayed with my BF and her family, they took me to great places and I got to see things you don’t get to see on a tour. I was also 6 and 1/2 months pregnant with son2, for the longest time he told people he was born in England.

    Keep me in mind and we will see where I am in life as with school and work. I will have to quit work one of these years to finish my schooling, but not sure what is what yet. There is also a kitchen that some year will have to redone too.

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  8. I love this idea, and if I know far enough in advance I can start saving up the $$. Have passport and otherwise ready to go!! Let’s see if we can get him to join us!! 😀 😀 😀 While we’re thinking big. 😉

  9. Faboamanto says:

    I would love to. Has been a while since I’ve really traveled beyond my borders. Depends on my financial situation at any given time of course 🙂 the RA connections would be lovely

  10. Kathy Jones says:

    I think that sounds great. I could leave my husband at home if it is an all girl trip, Richard worship is not his thing, just mine. (I guess that’s a good thing.) I have never been to Greece and would love to see it with an expert. I can swing it financially, have time, and love to travel. I am going to Maui in Sept. with some hula sisters and that is only trip I have scheduled. Count me in.

    • obscura says:

      Welcome! Awesome – I don’t know about expert, but seasoned veteran for sure. There are definite Greece must do’s, but there are also a whole lot of “ahhh” moments that slaves to itinerary miss. I’ll definitely keep looking at it since there’s some interest. I’ll keep you posted. PS, I’m definitely leaving my husband at home for this one 🙂

      • Kathy Jones says:

        Sounds like a plan, husband will stay home. Hope it comes together. It’s fun to imagine a bunch of RA fans getting to know each other in RL.I am sure we are all fascinating and extremely fun to hang out with. And of course we all have excellent taste.

  11. Joanna says:

    Awesome idea ! 😀

  12. DaisyGirl says:

    gosh, this sounds great! I’d love to be able to go )

  13. Rafaella says:

    Have passport and haven’t been to Greece yet, but depends time of year due to work. Definitely interested.

  14. Laurie C says:

    That sounds wonderful! I wish I had the $$$! I haven’t been abroad in so long my passport has expired!

    • obscura says:

      I actually have to check mine…I can’t remember the expiration date! Now, where I stashed it when I got home two years ago is another story 🙂

  15. guylty says:

    OMG OMG OMG, I have missed a seminal post here in my absence. Arrrrrrrrgh. Consider me booked on this trip. As you know, I would absolutely love it. A group of interesting women, bound together by a shared interest. I still think we should also book a room for Richard, just provisionally. *coughs*

  16. groovergreen says:

    Hello Obscura, excuse me for lurking too long without a comment! I’d love to do this trip with you and our fellow RA admirers. What better, more charming and intelligent company could I wish for? And who better to sympathise with my belief that RA is Dionysus personified?
    There’s a chance I might be relocating from Australia to the UK this year. The destination would be a town just south of Gatwick airport, from whence Easyjet offers blissfully cheap flights to all over Europe! I do hope it happens!

    • obscura says:

      No apologies necessary! Glad to hear from you, and I’ll definitely keep you updated on progress…good luck with the potential move – that’s a big one! I dread the prospect of moving cross town, much less the workd 🙂

  17. Little Red says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Greece but haven’t made it there yet. I’m going to the UK again this year, this time to Oxford.

  18. […] of you may remember that way back, I’d wondered if anyone might be interested in coming along if I were to arrange a tour to Greece.  Well, TWO […]

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