Saturday, March 6, 2010
I just wanted to remind you that the Crete Reunion 2010 is still on. We will all gather at Uncle George's Taverna on the evening of August 22, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. to have dinner, to get acquainted, and to make plans for the following days of the Reunion. Uncle George's Taverna is located in the little seaside village of Amoudara, which is just 6 kilometers to the west of Iraklion. The main street that runs through Amoudara is "A. Papandreou Street". Uncle George's Taverna is located on the corner of A. Papandreou Street and Naxou Street. I believe the correct numerical street address for Uncle George's Taverna is 124 A. Papandreou Street.
During our one-week reunion, we will make at least one trip back to Iraklion Air Station, tour the buildings on base, take a lot of photographs, and reminisce about the grand times that we all had on Crete. We may also have a picnic-like lunch down by the base beach with an opportunity to take a dip in the water for those so inclined. And, we will also want to make the opportunity available for a trip to the ancient Minoan archaeological ruins at Knossos. We will also travel to downtown Iraklion to do a little shopping on Market Street, visit Morosini Fountain (Lion's Square), St. Titus Church, and the ancient Venetian fortress down by the harbor, and other sites that are of interest to our group. There may also be some side trips to St. Nikolaos, Matala, Chania, and the mountain village of Anogia. I think it would be nice if we were to gather each evening for a meal together in Amoudara to discuss the day's events and to plan, by consensus, the next day's activities. One thing that we want to remember, is that no one has to go anyplace they don't want to go, or do anything they don't wish to do. I am really looking forward to meeting my new friends who were stationed at Iraklion Air Station at various times through the years, and to listen to their stories, and laugh at some of the outrageous things we did when we were all young and full of vim and vinegar!
If you need any additional information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the following E-Mail address: NALC364@yahoo.com
Your Friend and Fellow "Silent Warrior",