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Dinner in Delphi was a difficult event. The place we went, Bacchus Taverna, was fine, but I was feeling a bit out of it. Steve went back to the hotel and if I could have skipped out of the meal, I would have too -- I had no appetite after that extreme frappe. After dinner (I only ate a kolokythokefte), I had meetings with three students about their presentations the next day. ("But Ms. Broome-Raines, my teacher back at school said I didn't have to have notecards or an outline." "Did your teacher back at school give you this assignment?" "But Ms. Broome-Raines, my teacher..." Sigh.)
Then I went to bed. It was a long day (aren't they all) and we had to get up really early the next morning. The hotel was quite nice, if you discount the bed.
After the site, we went to the hotel (Hotel Pelops) where I had a single (the room was freezing and there was hot water only between 7 and 9 am, and 7 and 9 pm. Anne, Cristina, and I sat on my bed and painted our nails, and then we went down for our big New Year's Eve party. Susanna, the hotelier, cooked us a delicious dinner; Drake gave his presentation on the Greek New Year celebration; we ate the vasilopita and had a champagne toast. I had three glasses of champagne and stumbled off to bed by 10:30pm.