This is so exciting. It's Saturday evening right now and I'm going to get Friday's post finished (cause there's not much to it) and get to work on Saturday's post. Woo-hoo!!
Friday I had breakfast in the hotel again (hadn't done that for a few days), went upstairs and got myself clean, finished packing, and then went out to waste a little time. I was to catch a local bus at 1:00 to take me to the bus station in Siracusa where I would catch the direct bus to Palermo. I took a fond farewell from my "across the street" Mediterranean Sea...very calm it was.
Anyway, I took pictures out the window of the bus when we got into a mountainous region. Their mountains are very, very different from those in WV - pretty much no trees to speak of. We went through lots of tunnels during the whole trip. And speaking of taking pictures on a bus which is a fairly stupid idea, I have to say I'm impressed with my phone because these pictures turned out better than I had hoped as I was trying to hold it steady while bobbling around.
And when I got to Palermo, my host and hostess met me at the station with a car!!! He had suggested that and I had bravely said I could get there all right but bless him, he insisted, and I got off the bus, turned around from getting my luggage out and there he stood with his sign saying Mary Lynne Simpson! What a nice thing to see. So, below is one view from my terrace. I took more pictures of the room and from the terrace on Saturday so stay tuned.
Buona sera from Palermo!
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.