Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: HAWAII
Another Day in Paradise!
Hello and welcome back to Travelin' Cousins!
It's Travelin' Tuesday here on our little blog, and for me there's always something to say about travel..
Obviously this week I happen to be Travelin' on Travelin' Tuesday - which is the end result of much planning and "hard" work!
But if you want something bad enough, you work hard enough for it, and you believe that you deserve it - then all that's left is for you to have it!
And for me that usually has to do with some sort of vacation - and this time around it's HAWAII!
View from our villa
Yesterday was a rather mellow day - as promised to Dave and the kids! Cosette had been complaining that we've been on Hawaii too long for her not to have gone into the water!! Sometimes I think that I'm the only one who enjoys running around! lol
Well, let me back up just a tad...
Yesterday morning we were supposed to go Horseback riding, but just as we were about to walk out the front door I realized that I had a voicemail message waiting. I listened to the message and found out that our ride had been cancelled due to all of the rains from the previous day. The trails were in bad condition and needed to dry out before they could safely schedule another ride.
It was said that if it didn't rain yesterday and it stayed windy, that the trails should be fine by Tuesday - but they had no availability on Tuesday. So we rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. And we are gonna keep our fingers crossed that it all works out!
Instead we headed down to the pool...
Being all silly!
I enjoyed the warm sun and once I started to get too warm - even I went in! Although I'm a Pisces, I'm not much of a water person... The last time I went in was in Iceland (Nov 2014)!
After much time at the pool, where Cosette was now complaining about when we were wrapping it up!
Geez girlie "HANG LOOSE", and enjoy the moment!
We took our lunch break and then...
Went a few steps further than the pool and went to the Beach!
The kids had a blast splashing around, while I was picture taking...
And when they were water logged, it was time for us to go back into Lahaina, take some adorable pictures with a group of parrots (I should have these back tomorrow and show you on Thursday), try out some DOLE WHIP (which is Vegan! YAY), and then off to dinner we went...
Veg Out in Hai'ku which is a small village in the northern part of Maui. It took about an hour from Lahaina - but we had been there before and knew that it was well worth it!
Plus, after dinner it was time to drop Dave off at the airport - his vacation was over and it was time for him to go home. We had a great time with him! And were sad to see him go.
We'll miss him and look forward to he's next journey with us (Joshua Tree, National Park - Nov. 2015)!
Our night still wasn't over and we needed to pick up some more supplies to get us by, so back to Down to Earth we went, and then finally back to our resort. Although there wasn't much running around, it still was a long day and we were all ready to relax!
Today will not be much different, perhaps more resort activities, but I don't think we are getting into the car even once.
I'm gonna go enjoy my view now, and meet ya back here tomorrow!
Dave making a sad face :(
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Travelin' Tuesday: Spotlight on Central Sicily
Good Day Folks!!
It feels like Tuesday comes so quickly each week! For the past few weeks, I've been spotlighting Sicily, Italy, where, I'm proud to say, mine and Tanya's family hails from!
This week, we'll travel northwest from Ragusa to central Sicily and the province of Caltanissetta.
Caltanissetta is pretty much right smack in the middle of Sicily, as you can see by the map below and the city of Caltanissetta is the capital of the province of Caltanissetta.
Its inhabitants are called nisseni.
This central Sicily city is about 568 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount San Giuliano overlooking the Salso River Valley.
There are traces of both Sicanian and Greek villages at Caltanissetta as well as a fortified settlement that dates from the Arab rule of Sicily.
Caltanissetta is also the seat of a Catholic diocese, but in terms of sites, the most interesting sight is Pietrarossa Castle, which is usually not open to the public.
However, nearby, there are also a few cities worth visiting, according tobestofsicily.com.
These include: Enna: which is considered a bit more attractive than Caltanissetta. Mussomeli: home to a wonderful castle that can be visited if arranged in advance. Piazza Armerina has some interesting architecture and a castle, and happens to be near the famous Roman Villa. Castelbuono is also charming, though rather isolated. Alcamo (between Palermo and Trapani), which has a fairly large castle, remnants of a medieval monastery and vestiges of medieval architecture throughout the town.
Caltanissetta Old Town (credit: sicily.org)
Piazza Armerina (www.sicilia-by-divino.com)
As I continue to do my research of Sicily, I'm amazed by two facts. First, the ancient history of this Italian island; and second, how there is so much Greek history to Sicily.
Next week, we will travel to Palermo!!!
So, have you been keeping up with Tanya's trip to Hawaii?? What gorgeous pictures my "baby" cuz is taking!!!
Today will mark her fifth day in the Aloha state! Please read her daily blog about their Hawaiian Adventures!!
Not a very sunny day here on Long Island, so I thought I would catch up on some household chores inside.