Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Valley of the Temples (Agrigento Sicily)

Thought I would give you a little look into what is keeping me busy this week.  Adam and I are very excited to have my sister and her father, (Colonel Joe Bruce, retired U.S Marines), here to visit us.  If you don't already know, I love to have house guests and love having the opportunity to share the wonderful places I live with others.  That being said, I am a little freaked out that my best friend, Michelle, and my husband will be arriving on the same day in June. Remember, my husband will have been gone for 6 months!!!!!  My daughter, Emily, may be here by then as well.  It's all good, I'll ask for some Lithium ;o)

  Jana and Joe arrived on Sunday via the train from Venice.  They had already been traveling Europe for several days, which included Paris. LUCKY.....  Jana and I didn't waste anytime, we all but pushed Adam and Joe out of the car, so that we could get to the beach. She and I went to Siracusa to look for SEAGLASS!!!  I was so proud of myself,  most of what I found, I gave to Jana.  I did manage to find some colors that I have never found before (2 pieces of magenta), she didn't get those.  

  I thought we were going to take it easy yesterday, NOT!!  After a lovely lunch at the Esso station, we drove to Agrigento, Sicily, also known as The Valley of the Temples.  These Roman Temples date back to B.C. and are some of the most well preserved in the world.  We could not have asked for a more perfect day.  Ordinarily Adam would have been miserable, however, he is so intrigued with "Uncle" Joe.  I don't know what I enjoyed more, the temples or watching the two of them "play".  Adam says that he would like Joe to be his honorary grandpa and hopes that he will come visit often.

  My friend Franko invited us to dinner in Palagonia.  After introducing us to the owners of a gorgous Agritourismo, we were treated to a typical Sicilian meal.  You never know exactly what you will be served but it is guaranteed to be fabulous.  Jana might disagree with the previous statement.  She doesn't care for vino or pasta then she mistook a stuffed chili pepper  for a tomato and popped the entire thing into her mouth.  Our hosts were more than gracious, they refused payment and sent us off with a complimentary bottle of Vino.  We departed Palagonia around midnight with complimentary Vino, Gelato and 2 cases of oranges...........

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

mom, that sounds like soooo much fun!! hope today is as good as yesterday!!! love ya. p.s, did you call me yesterday??