Rhodes Greece in May

My mother will be 85 in May. We are planning a family union in Rhodes, Greece in the middle of May. Everyone has agreed. That includes all of my siblings, their respective spouses, kids, kids’ spouses and their kids! That’s a total of 17 people. It will be fun and festive if everyone shows up.

Apparently, Rhodes is famous for the Collosus of Rhodes statue of a Greek titan-god of the sun Helios. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the statue was destroyed in a powerful earthquake in the year 226 BC. Apparently, the remains of the statue lay on the ground for 800 years.  When the Arabs captured Rhodes, they sold the remains of the statue to a Jewish merchant who needed 900 camels to haul it away. I guess we’ll see the location of the ruins when we go there in May.

As for training, I rested today. My lower back (right side) is acting up just a bit. It is an easy week anyway, plus I have some tough weeks coming up in February, hence it doesn’t hurt to rest today.

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