Gasping for air, I tried to resurface to catch a breath. But try as I may, I could not break through. It didn’t take long to realize my head was deliberately being held down under water and for a brief moment I wondered, “Is this it?” Thankfully our coach was on deck and told the… Continue reading Want to Change? Fight for It!
I remember when I arrived, I wanted time to stop; or at least slow down as much as it possibly could; yet here we were already on our last full day in Pizzo, Italy. I took some photos of our breakfast set up (partially to remember and partially to leave a good review on Trip… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters – Reggio de Calabria (Italy)
If you are 50 or older, check out your local Senior Games - there are so many different events. There's billiards, there's bowling, there's table tennis, mountain biking, disc golf. Check it out - I'm so glad I did! Then maybe one day I'll see you at the National Games!
Wednesday afternoon - meeting Miriam and learning about the silkworm, silk, reviving traditions and metamorphosis was for me (next to the ancestry portion) the highlight of the trip. First of all, I am very interested in the older generation. I feel like they are rich in knowledge and wisdom and I would love to spend… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters – Metamorphosis and the Silk Worm
My sister had done a lot of legwork previous to our once-in-a-lifetime trip. She worked with the travel agency MyBellaVita who specializes in heritage/ancestry tours. Cherrye put together an itinerary for us based on our needs and desires. Today we were to visit Statti Winery. I had been wine "tasting" before when I was 21… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Wine, Wine and more Wine
The purpose of this trip was to visit the city that our great grandmother was from. My sister arranged a "heritage" tour and we sent our family background information ahead of our visit. Our driver/heritage tour director Domenico had done a lot of research on our behalf. He showed up at our hotel at 9:00… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Our Family Heritage