Thursday, May 21, 2009


Agrigento was founded in 581 BC by colonists from nearby Gela.  Many of the experts claim that Agrigento has the best preserved Greek ruins in all of Magna Graecia.

The Temple of Heracles, 6th Century BC

The columns are quite large.

Mike and Laurie amid the rubble.

Mike acting as our Tour Guide

It must be a genetic trait.

The Temple of Concord, 5th Century BC

Is there a better preserved Doric temple in the world?

This Temple is also BIG!

Olive trees supply much needed shade on a very warm day.

The Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

What are all these English speaking kids doing here?

They are from Puyallup, Washington!

They were here for the rededication of the Temple of Hera, 5th Century BC.

Fulfilling a pre-season promise from the Sicilian government, this Temple will now be referred to as the Temple of Jason in honor of J Twice's 50 TD passes last season.

It was great to see that the Puyallup city fathers donated money to send kids from Jason's elementary and junior high schools to take part in the festivities.

Three historically satisfied campers.

Now for the long walk back to the Archealogical Museum.

Is this a Greek about to do a Judo Flop?

A hand by Gunther Stilling

The Museum had an extensive exhibit of modern day sculpture Gunther Stilling.  His subjects were all ancient Greco-Roman related.

A foot, I think.


You really need to click on this one and read the description.

Tenderness in a marble sarcophagus.

Always end a visit with a Spartan Helmet!

We had to hurry back to Catania for the Junior team practice at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Elephants individual technique practice from 8:00 to 9:30.

Afterward we called it a night, but the Elephants DEMANDED that Mike go out with them to have a horse meat sandwich and homemade lemon seltz.  Since they looked like an angry mob, we decided that the safest thing to do was let him go.

He survived.

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