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!
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
Sleep never felt so good. I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and noticed that sunrise was at 5:39 a.m so I decided to get up and go sit on the terrace and await the sunrise. It was rather cloudy this morning so I did not get any spectacular photos, but it was absolutely beautiful. Our… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Day Three