Today was the earliest we have gotten up, or at least most of us. Thomas Lewis asked us yesterday if we wanted to do a morning hike up the side of a tall mountain in the distance. The majority of us agreed because we are quite a unique group of people. After struggling to wake up at 6:30, we met in the lobby and headed out. The sun was just coming up so it was a pleasant morning. We went off trail going up, but it was fun because going off trail allows you to see what most people do not. We eventually got back on trail and after an hour and a half, we made it as far as we could go. It was an amazing sight seeing Paros from above with the sun rising slowly over the mountains. It took us around half an hour to get back which was just enough time to meet the rest of the group for our journey to the archeological museum. We stopped and grabbed breakfast at one of the amazing mini coffee shops around the city. People ordered many scrumptious things including different types of crepes, Greek yogurt with fruit and honey, and no morning would be complete without coffee. We then walked to the museum, stopping at various points throughout the town with Albert William leading the way. We soon arrived at the museum and we all scattered like flies, flocking from artwork to artwork admiring their ancient beauty. I was personally amazed at how archeologists could find various pieces of a statue and try to reconstruct it.
After spending an hour or so gawking at the works of art, we headed back to Villa Katerina to get ready to go to our own personal mini school to get some work done for our project. We spent around 3 hours researching and completing an awesome time-lapse of the town we shot the night before. It turned out great! We are going to do a couple more tonight after dinner, which was our first group meal. After class, we each went our separate ways. Some went to town, others went back to the hotel, and I went to the beach to do a little snorkeling. It’s awesome how there is so much to do in this little village. This island has more things to do in all of Indianapolis in my opinion.