When we started planning this trip, we weighed the merits of many different transportation options and finally decided the best way for us to do this was to lease a car. One of the major benefits of this form of locomotion is that we are free to explore many more places that are off the beaten path, that we never would have known about. For instance, today we were driving from Olympic Beach to Athens, which is about a four and a half hour drive that hugs the coastline for a good portion of the trip. Around lunch time, we pulled up the map of our immediate area on the Maps Me app, and randomly picked the first restaurant that showed up near the water. We pulled off the highway and wound our way through the middle of nowhere and soon found ourselves the only diners at a local restaurant, with tables about as close to the water as they could get. It was a gorgeous spot on the Malian Gulf (off the Aegean Sea), which I had never even heard of before I looked our exact location on the map. We had so much fun dining on a variety of Greek foods, which we struggled to order, taking in the beauty of our surroundings on this lovely day, and playing on a humongous piece of driftwood on the rocky beach.