I'm from Dracut, too!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Because we had spent the past 20 or so days running at full speed we decided to use our time on the island to relax and reflect on the amazing trip we accomplished... at the beach of course.  Our hostel had beach mats and umbrellas for us to use and, other than eating, we spent our entire day in or around the water. 

One of the most amazing parts of our trip was when we stopped into a little shop to get ice cream.  The man behind the counter asked us where we were from and we said "United States" and he said yes but where and we "Massachusetts" and he said "Where in Massachusetts?" We laughed because most residents of Massachusetts don't even know our town but when we said "Dracut" he responded with "I lived there for 5 years, own a dozen restaurants in the area, and played for the New England Patriots until I got a career ending injury."  Dumbfounded, he had us turn around to see his Boston sport pennants hanging on the wall then proceeded to show us his Massachusetts driver's license.  We then spent a while chatting about all of his old hangouts in downtown Lowell that are all our present hangouts.  Through the entire trip we rarely met anyone from the United States and there, on a tiny island off the coast of Athens, we meet a Greek man who happened to spend a few year living in our town.  It really is a small world.

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