Best Cell phone case #tryitTuesday


HianDier Wallet Case for iPhone Xs, Slim Protective Case with Credit Card Slot Holder Flip Folio Soft PU Leather Magnetic Closure Cover Case Compatible with iPhone Xs MAX 6.5 inches (2018), Black

• Perfectly fit for Apple for iPhone Xs .
• With 2 card slots designed, conveniently to store cards, license or some cashes.
• Steady magnetic buckles keep cards / cashes safe and secure, no worries about things slip out.
• Precise cutouts and design, easy access to all buttons, cameras and ports.

This is a nice slim case that I use to hold my license, debit card, and some business cards.

The magnets catch well so I do not worry about anything falling out.

With the raised edge on the front, I am able to help protect the screen. I still use a tempered glass on the screen to ensure it is well protected when I drop it.

While the case is form fitting, it is easy to take off if I need to.

I am happy with my purchase! To buy this case, you can click my affiliate link here 

TOW Final Word: Buy

  • Good value for the price
  • Easy to hold
  • Durable

 

Athens #Greece day tour #tryitTuesday

TRY It Tuesday: Greece Edition


I know if you are like me, you are anxiously waiting until you can take your next trip.

If you are going to Athens, you are probably trying to decide which tour should you take.

I decided to purchase the Athens Half Day Tour on Viator.com

The tour was described:
Immerse yourself in the ancient sights of Athens on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour. The half-day excursion makes it easy as spinach pie to complete your Athens bucket list without breaking a sweat. Comfortable WiFi enabled transportation takes you to the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Get a taste of modern Greece with a viewing of the Changing of the Guard at Syntagma.

We will visit the world’s cradle of civilization, the ACROPOLIS, the temple of HEPHAESTUS, the ancient agora, the PANATHENAIC STADIUM and the Columns of Olympian ZEUS. We will watch the changing of the guards at SYNTAGMA and we will enjoy the wonderful ATHENS view reaching the sea from LYCABETTUS Hill.

I was excited.

The tour was super basic. And I’m using the “tour” loosely. You are essentially paying for a taxi driver to take you around to popular tourist sites. You still have to pay to see everything.
Entry to the Acropolis was 10Euros (because it was off season)

Entry to the Panathenaic Stadium was 5Euros

Our guide was nice but he didn’t speak a lot of English. He tried to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. But there were times when I gave up explaining what I wanted because he could not understand me.

I guess they don’t want you asking the driver any questions, lest you think he’s a tour guide. You are supposed to pay extra for a tour guide.

He picked us up at our downtown hotel and took us to as much as he could in 4 hours but traffic was a little crazy. We went to the ACROPOLIS, the PANATHENAIC STADIUM, and Columns of Olympian ZEUS.

We saw the changing of the guards at SYNTAGMA and then we took pictures with at LYCABETTUS Hill. I think we ran out of time to see the temple of HEPHAESTUS and the ancient agora.

TOW Final Word
All things considered, if you want to visit sites and have someone else worry about the transportation, this tour is for you. Other than that, I would suggest you pick a different tour.

Photo Blogging Challenge – Keeping Busy (May 2020) #photochallenge

The theme for May’s photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com/ was KEEPING BUSY. I had a lot of pictures to share with this challenge because I tried to stay active by trying a lot of different things .

Without further ado, here are my pictures on the theme.

Photo 1 – Squash Plants in the Garden

Photo 2 – Homemade Almond Milk

This was an easy project and uses 3 ingredients: almonds, water, sea salt.

  • Soak 1/2 cup almonds overnight
  • Blend in high speed blender with 2 cups water and a pinch of sea salt
  • Strain through a cheesecloth
  • Ready to use!!!!!

Photo 3 – made dandelion infused coconut oil

  • Pick 4-5 cups of dandelion flowers
  • Dry for 7-10 days on a cookie sheet
  • Put flowers in a glass jar with coconut oil and let steep for 4-6 days in a warm location
  • Strain flowers out and use oil in skin care recipes

Photo 4 – Lemon Herb Trout dinner

Photo 5 – Working from Home

Check out the website to see the other bloggers’ submissions and interpretations of this theme. To quote another blogger GeoKs

While you’re there, please consider joining us next month! Participation is like taking on a low-stress photo assignment, which you can use to refine your photography skills. Any camera will do: your phone, a pocket-sized point and shoot, the DSLR that’s been gathering dust somewhere or a film camera. For each month’s theme, you’re asked to share five photos; the amount of accompanying text is up to you.

Santorini Palace #tryitTuesday #travelpick

TRY It Tuesday: Greece Edition

Santorini Palace
https://santorinipalace.gr/

Since we were taking our dream vacation to Santorini Greece, I wanted to stay in a hotel that was in the well-known white building style. The room rates were reasonable enough that I decided to upgrade our room to an ocean view with a balcony.

That proved to be well worth the money. Our ocean view room was beautiful and I liked sitting on the balcony each morning.

I did not get in time to eat breakfast. I usually make an effort, but I read a lot of reviews that said the food was mediocre. So, I did not waste my time. We slept in each morning and walked into town for an early lunch.

Since it was late November, it was too cold to get in the pool. But it was relaxing to sit in the lounge chairs and soak up the sun.

The heater did not work well in the room. Maintenance tried to fix it but is was still a little chilly for us. The front desk did provide us with extra blankets and offered to change our room. Since we were only there 3 nights, we did not change rooms.

  • I loved the location of the Santorini Palace. It was centrally located for the entire island in my opinion.
    It was about a 10 minute walk to Fira (the island capital).
    The trail to walk to Oia is close as well. We did not do that but it is an option if you want.
    It was a 15 minute drive to Oia (famous for beautiful sunsets), 20 minute drive to Akrotiri (red sand beach), and 20 minute drive to Perissa (black sand beach)
  • I liked the quiet of the off season, but if you go during tourist season, be prepared for it to be crowded.

    Alpharetta restaurant: Oak Steakhouse #ATLeats #GArestaurants #foodieFriday

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    If you are looking for a steakhouse in Alpharetta/Atlanta area, you should definitely try Oak Steakhouse.

    950 Third Street
    Alpharetta, GA 30009
    678.722.8333

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    EVERYTHING was super delicious!

    I started the evening with one of their signature cocktails.

    Cocktail – RASPBERRY BREEZE stoli raspberry vodka. peach liquor. cranberry. prosecco

    The server brought bread for the table topped with butter and sea salt. I could have eaten the whole plate full. I had to remember to pace myself!

    The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived there for an early dinner. I liked the view at this reserved Table for Two. By the time we left though, every table was full.

    Our table ordered appetizers. Here is the ahi tuna garnished with avocado and radish appetizer. The ahi tuna was extremely fresh and the texture was heavenly.

    Any time there is a Caprese salad on the menu, I have to order it. This one had heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a balsamic reduction with a garnish of microgreens and pesto.

    My friend ordered the Filet Mignon. She is the reason why we came to a steakhouse. She said it was the best she’s ever tasted.

    I had the Fish of the day (can’t remember which type) with vegetables (light teriyaki type glaze). It was so tasty. I ate all the fish and most of my vegetables. The texture was light and flakey.

    We ordered this Brussels and Cauliflower side dish to share. I thought the red onions could have been cooked more, but the cauliflower was good.

    Another friend ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese topped with ricotta. She was stuffed trying to eat it all.

    We ordered Skillet Cornbread for the table. The server said it was a good choice. I think it was okay but I liked the other rolls better.

    I barely had room for dessert! I ordered a single portion of the in house made raspberry sorbet. Wonderful ending to a delicious meal!

    We also ordered donuts for the table. Nothing beats a hot freshly made donut tossed in sugar.