So this morning Laura and I decided to be adventurous and go for a morning run around Athens while exploring. We ended up making it to the park that Jane recommended we jog in and we had a great time. it was enormous and filled with other joggers and various people. When we decided to head back to our apartment, we saw the Parliament building and agreed that a last lap around that would be awesome! Unfortunately, I think this is the part that got us LOST in Athens! Realizing later that we came out at a different part of the park than we walked in, we ran around random streets in Athens looking for our own. Eventually we decided to ask store owners (which was difficult since we could not pronounce the name of our street and their English was iffy) We made it back to Sandagma square and asked for directions from another man. He directed us into his hotel and the receptionist was able to give us a map and directions home. An hour after our departure, we returned to the apartments. Everyone showered and then went to explore Athens with Jane. We saw many fabulous sites (even sites that we will study more in depth later) and had lunch under the acropolis! After lunch we ventured to the top and the view was unbelievable. The postcard view's beauty couldn't even be captured by a picture. Though I tried, the feeling was breathtaking and that is something that can never be recreated. The houses sparkled in the sun and the sea was sapphire blue. It was extremely hot and we were all sweating but it didn't matter because we had made it to the top and it was worth the trip. The diligent climb down was more relaxing and on our trip back to the apartment we went down cute little streets that had tons of shopping! We decided as a group that we would go back after a day of class.. as for now we were beat!! While everyone went back to shower or sleep, four of us went to a fruit stand down the road to see the fresh fruit Greece has to offer. Everything looked amazing and after we went back to the dorms. As for now, I am going to shower before dinner tonight! It is back below the acropolis at another Greek restaurant and should be fun! Tomorrow we are heading to an island and the beach - finally!