Hi, Mom. Today is our last day on the islands of Greece, so we spent it at the beach. This, Kamari Beach, is a black sand beach so it is particularly warm, even early in the season. Of course Dan went swimming, and snorkeling. He noted how distinctly he could identify visible lava flow under … Continue reading A Day at the Beach
Today, the highlight was a late afternoon sail through the center of the volcano, called The Caldera. Santorini used to be a single island with a center peak, which was actually a volcano--and in fact, is still an active volcano today. Nearly 4,000 years ago the volcano erupted, an event that is considered to be … Continue reading Sailing the Caldera
What an experience it has been, a highlight of our travels to spend Easter in Crete. We arrived yesterday, welcomed with candles to partake in the Greek Orthodox traditions of "Big Saturday" (closest translation of a reference similar to Holy Saturday). At 11:00 PM we went to the cathedral to join hundreds of worshippers for … Continue reading Easter in Crete
We received some sad news yesterday, Good Friday. Sweet Grey kitty passed away in his sleep. I can't help but wish I had been there for him in his last days. I know he had plenty of love from all of the family and friends who have spent time at our house while we were … Continue reading An Unexpected Farewell
Hi, Mom. It was so nice to talk with you today. The photo below shows our view, as we were talking. Our hotel is on a cliff, with magnificent views of the bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, and Sorento, Italy. We are on the island of Capri, staying in Anacapri. Nature is overwhelmingly stunning here. … Continue reading Hello, from Capri!
Hi, Mom. Enjoying a glass of wine and a salad, sitting on the waterfront piazza in Positano. My entertainment, this cat supervising the local street artist's work.
Good morning, Mom. Yesterday we made our way to Positano, Italy. It was quite a day! We flew in to Naples, then had a beautiful lunch in the city. We felt compelled to have a classic Margherita pizza in the city in which it was invented. And the experience did not disappoint. We then went … Continue reading What a Day
No need to worry about us, Mom. We are far removed from the more contentious area of the Mediterranean; no war ships in the bay of Cannes. Yesterday we drove to St. Tropez for lunch, and the night prior we took a sunset drive along the rocky cliffs of the Mediterranean coast to find a … Continue reading Good morning, from our peaceful little corner of the Mediterranean.
Good morning, Mom! We are beginning our Wednesday morning here in Cannes, France (still at the house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea), as you are likely sleeping. The time difference is seven hours, we are ahead. Our time here has been wonderful. So beautiful and relaxing. The intensity of the sun is incredible! This area is … Continue reading Good morning, Mom.
Today we made our way into the French countryside of Provence. It was magical and touching, the sensory elements transported me back to moments of Spring at home. Crisp air, blue skies dotted by the occasional passing cloud, Spring greens, and all of the energy of new growth, buds pushing through. I don't know if … Continue reading A Little Bit of Home
Enjoying escargot at Benoit Paris (opened in 1812)