It's Travelin' Tuesday and I'm actually not Travelin' - it happens...lol
But as you all know, the kids and I just came off of an amazing trip to paradise - Maui & Kauai!
That was my 19th trip of 2015, and now we only have a few "shorty" weekenders:
Joshua Tree National Park Star Gazing Get-Away
Yosemite National Park Weekend of Mystery
And fun one stay-cation (weekend in Los Angeles) until the end of the year!
Then we will pretty much be in ski season!!
I'm hoping that this year is going to be a BIG one! It's such short season anyhow that I say GO BIG or GO HOME!
Usually I avoid any and all trips that do not involve skiing during the winter, but this year I decided that I would finally like to see Death Valley National Park, which happens to be the largest national park in the contiguous United States!
Death Valley will actually be our first trip of 2016 and is a place that I've been curious about for a while. I just love visiting National Parks, and look forward to checking this one out!
This is a place that there is just no way in the world based on the extreme hot temperatures that I would/could not anytime visit outside of the winter!
Some of the highlights that we'll see are:
Badwater - the lowest place in western hemisphere. (292 feet below sea level)
Natural Bridge Canyon
Mesquite Sand Dunes
And of course that will only be the beginning of another year full of travel fun adventure!
I'll be keeping you posted as we near the end of 2015 with fun stats, and all there is to look forward to...BECAUSE there is ALWAYS something to look forward to!
Today happens to be the Birthday eve of my dear sweet Cosette, so of course that is what we are all looking forward to!
Yesterday was pretty much the ONLY day that I could go out an pick up most of the needed supplies for tomorrow's big event.. Then in the evening the kids had choir and Dave and I had an IPC Board Meeting.
But before getting over there we usually stop by Veggie Grill for a quick little bite!
And Cosette had cashed in on her FREE birthday meal, ordering one of her Veggie Grill favorites: The Buffalo Bomber!
Dominic about to dig into his Nacho Fries!
We still have a few more stops to make in order to be gift ready for tomorrow - Dominic and Dave have waited until the last minute to do their shopping. And then Dominic has a couple of classes to attend this evening. I'm looking forward to watching him and looking at some things regarding future trip ideas/inspiration!
Lastly in case you didn't have a chance to read my most recent FOODIE FRIDAY feature (posted past the publishing cut off time)HERE it is! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back and see us again tomorrow for some more SCOOP! -T
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Travelin' Tuesday in Trapani, Sicily
Happy Tuesday! Well, I'm going to be confused all week because even though today is Tuesday, it feels like Monday since yesterday, being Columbus Day, was a holiday.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! My drive home yesterday from Lancaster, PA was really nice - great weather, just groovin' to the music. No traffic, which was incredible, so we made it home by mid-afternoon.
I managed to take a few shots along the way from the car. Not the greatest, but they tell the story!
Working on my blog at Swiss Woods B&B yesterday
Outside of Swiss Woods
The Throgs Neck Bridge
Gulf of Castellamare (credit: www.vacanze-a-scopello.it)
This week we are continuing our exploration of Sicily. We are making our way to the west coast to the Trapani region.
The past few weeks, we've made our way around this Italian island. Here are links to the past Travelin' Tuesdays and the cities we've explored: (Click Here for Palermo,Click Herefor Caltanissetta, Click Here for Ragusa, Click Here for Siracusa,Click Here for Taormina)
Trapani is a city and comune on the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani. Founded by Elymians, the city is still an important fishing port and the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands.
This area of Sicily is considered quite enchanting as it is composed of marvelous coasts that alternate with steep cliffs and endless beaches.
The small villages and their archaeological remains still maintain most of the authentic traditions and make the Province a very attractive tourist destination. The Trapani Coast is one of the most impressive in Italy, and is made of very valuable naturalistic spots, particularly the Gulf of Castellamare, with its seafront full of cliffs and stacks alternating with beautiful beaches.
One area that I am looking forward to exploring is Scopello, which is renowned for its sea stacks and for its transparent sea.
Part of this enchanting scenery is San Vito Lo Capo, with its white beaches and waters of the most brilliant hues.
Trapani Province is particularly renowned for the extraordinary cultural heritage spread all over its territory, from the archaeological area of Segesta, located in the coastal hinterland, to Selinunte, Erice and the Island of Mothia.
There is also a great deal of natural heritage in the Trapani region, which includes the well-known Egadi Islands as well as the volcanic Isle of Pantelleria, which are known for their beauty, and therefore not to be missed!!
I certainly have to get my butt in gear and get this trip going. The more I read and research about Sicily, the more surprised I am at the beauty that awaits me!!!
Well, folks, Have a great day and I'll see ya back here tomorrow!!