August - September 2016
  • Day30

    DELETING FIND PENGUINS

    September 11, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

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  • Day29

    Infantino Family in Montedoro Sicily

    September 10, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today a friend in USA asked me to call her cousin in the nearby town of Montedoro. I called him this morning to say hello! In 20 minutes he picked me up at my apartment and drove me to His town to meet his family , have lunch and see the parks and a sky observatory. He made pasta with shrimp. Fried peppers and onions. Breaded shrimp and Octopus. Fresh bread. Apricots from his garden and Vienna cake. All this and they had no idea I would be at their house today. What a warm and welcoming family. Giuseppe Peppe Infantino I love them already. Photos show park and observatory and family home. Enjoy! Oh and they wanted me to wear a house dress for lunch. She gave me her sisters dress. On the way back to my apartment I walked into a car show and these lovely ladies were showing off the cars.Read more

  • Day28

    fabric and rabbit

    September 9, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Today my neighbor took me shopping for fabric at a giant flea market in Agrigento by the Sea. She makes clothing, drapes, bedspreads, whatever one needs in fabric. I purchased underwear with a pocket and zipper for my big Euros. Haha . the tag says Seamless underwear, but there are many seems? I also purchased a large SAUSAGE, POTATOES AND PEPPERS PAN and a Brownie pan. I'm planning to invite my cousin and his family for the first Sunday in October which is our Montedoro mother of the Rosary Festival. Then after dinner we will drive up to the town of Montedoro for the PROCESSION OF THE SAINT. After shopping, they invited me for lunch at their house. We had freshly made pasta with tomatoes and mushrooms and Dominico killed a rabbit early this morning for me and cooked it before we went shopping. He is an excellent cook and does all the cooking while his wife sews all day. The rabbit was delicious better than chicken. Dom is cleaning the head of the rabbit for his grand daughter Julia.Read more

  • Day27

    chance wedding

    September 8, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Ran into this wedding at St Carmella Church. Loved the old car and the "favor", of candied almonds in pretty cardboard. The church was filled to standing room only.

  • Day27

    Butcher Shop and Garden

    September 8, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Today my neighbor Dominico offered to drive me to the next town to a very fine butcher. Along the way to Comita, we made some photo stops including Morgante winery. Grotte grapes and they have won blue ribbons in Germany, Italy and France. Also Dominico drove me to his country house to pick celery, basil, etc. He also gave me his stored garlic and onions. What a fun two hours. Grazie Dominico! Oops forgot to mention the SULPHUR MINES. that is how some people earned their living back in the day. The photo shows two caves GROTTE of sulphur.Read more

  • Day26

    Around town

    September 7, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today I got my feet wet on the roads and sites in Grotte. My cousin Alessandra and her son Peter, who will turn 2 this month, drove me around the town. One photo shoes my view from the highest point in town and if you look closely in the background you can see the blue of the Mediterrean Sea. It is 35 minutes away. WOW, can't wait to go. Old towers and views of town. While visiting the Cemetary Crypts I met a cousin Maria. She is eighty yes old and strong and smart. No one compares to Sicilian women. When your conquered by half the world, many times over, only the best survive.Read more

  • Day21

    Munich Germany

    September 2, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Flight delayed 7 hours. Missed connecting flight to Catania. Having fun in German Hotel with new friends and goid food. The bartenders are from Uzbekistan, Marty from Houston, Bob from??, and Tamara from Croatia. Good conversation and laughs about our delays, delays, delays.