|Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston, SC|
But it's October! And it's the BEST month of the year! Wherever you are... and there are festivals!
Ahhh the day was just perfect. Cloudless skies and temperatures just brushing 70 by mid afternoon. Just the barest puff of breeze to keep things fresh...
Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston was opening its doors to the masses and sharing a bit of their culture. Now we aren't members of a church, but Bruce was brought up in a traditional Catholic family. I wasn't a part of a church-going family and was exposed to religion only through summer camps through years... But the history and the traditions have always intrigued me.
We entered the quiet of this grand place and were surrounded by beauty. The windows were all stained glass depiction various vignettes from Bible stories.
The Church is relatively young, by Charleston standards. But it is still filled with history that was tangible. The speaker did a marvelous job of leading us through the Biblical stories depicted here but in a gentle way so as not to promote any particularly strong religious views. (does that even make sense?) It was all very fascinating.
|They had BLING before it was COOL!|
Bruce and I passed up the beer and found ourselves a nice glass of Greek wine to sip while we strolled through the crowds.
We didn't have to wait long for the serious dancers to begin. The men took the stage with traditional Greek music providing the beat...
What FUN it must be to belong to a group of people who aren't afraid to get out there and dance like nobody's watching!
There were Gyros and Kebabs and all sorts of other unpronounceable delicacies... The line to obtain these delicacies however was off-putting to us. We found a shorter line next door and fell in.
We picked out a nice Baklava Sundae (ice cream) and some lovely Loukoumades (yeah, whatever)...
But we soon realized that we had a little bit of heaven in a cup! The Sundae was divine and the Loukoumades?
|Here honey... take my picture eating the LAST BITE! Booyah!|
But our wonderful day was not yet over. We had one more event on our calendar. There was a world wide Facebook event happening this evening.
Sunday Sunsets was posted by one of our fellow Cruisers and she invited people from wherever they happened to be, to snap a picture of their sunset and post it.
Yes, cruising life is good. We had enjoyed the day, immersing ourselves in heart-warming Greek culture, and then we stepped back into the more familiar Cruising culture...
Sampling different cultures is one of the marvelous things that Cruising offers... even though we have yet to leave the US. But our time is coming...