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family , kid projects , mama's projects • Jan 31, 2019

We’ve been laying low since Christmas (with the exception of our day trip to Rome), spending our time at home.  I’ve forgotten to take very many photos, but we’ve gone for a couple of walks, played a lot…

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rome

touristing • Jan 31, 2019

We went to Rome for the day.  It’s only 2 hours away, so we got up early and spent the day walking around, checking out all the sites.  It was a great time of year to go, without…

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sicily:: trapani

family , touristing • Dec 28, 2018

Finally, for the last few days of our Sicily trip, we visited Trapani.  We explored the salt pans, drove up a mountain to a town called Erice, where we hung out IN the clouds, visited a castle, and…

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sicily:: palermo

family , touristing • Dec 28, 2018

Still in Sicily, on day three of our trip, we left our AirBnB in Giarre to head across the island to the west coast.  We drove through the middle of the island to get there, and it was…

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family • Dec 27, 2018

:: look who got her braces off!!!   ::Thanksgiving with friends (and cookie decorating)   :: a traditonal game of Tombola (like Bingo, but with much more meaning and tradition) with our Italian family   :: a concert (Phillip…

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christmas in downtown naples

touristing • Dec 27, 2018

Our Italian friends took us on a tour of Christmas in downtown Naples!  We visited a nativity museum where we heard interesting stories of Naples’ history, enjoyed pizza portafolgio (folded pizza) and coppa di mare (fish cup), and…

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lights of christmas

touristing • Dec 27, 2018

We visited Castello di Limatola, a local castle that lights up during the holidays.  We toured the beautiful castle, saw musicians wandering through the pathways, looked at booths of handmade trinkets, ate tasty treats and sipped mulled wine. …

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hercolano

touristing • Nov 21, 2018

We spent a weekend day visiting a ruined city, Hercolano.  It is in Naples, near Pompeii, and it was also destroyed by Mt. Vesuvio.  It is very similar to Pompeii but with more preserved ruins and fewer tourists. …

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paris!

family , touristing • Oct 30, 2018

The kids and I did a thing.  We went to Paris.  We learned about how much we enjoy each other and how to partner with one another, how to navigate public transportation including buses and trains, and how…

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family , kid projects • Oct 30, 2018

Ash went to a dance at the middle school, a chestnut festival, more and more slime, online cooking classes (this one was an egg class), a trip to the mini market (where they make us eat all the…

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