Spent a girls weekend just relaxing at this beach...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Another weekend of sun and fun at the beach, but on a Rubber Dinghy this time!
We navigated along the coast near Villasimius and Cala Sinzias
Our good buddies Ben & Seb came with us, and let me tell you, I laughed from Friday night straight into Saturday with these two!
You really can't relax more than that, can you?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Archipelago of La Maddalena: Spargi, Santo Stefano, Caprera,
Santa Maria, Razzoli and Budelli
On our way to the archipelago of La Maddalena, we stopped on the road to visit Saccargia Abby, built in 1116.
Arrival at our Hotel - La Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club
Beautiful furniture in the lobby
Our nest for the weekend.
A view of the Hotel & Restaurant
The next day we went to visit the last home of Giuseppe Garibald (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) He was an Italian military and political figure. In his twenties, he joined the Carbonari Italian patriot revolutionaries, and fled Italy after a failed insurrection. Garibaldi took part in the War of the Farrapos and the Uruguayan Civil War leading the Italian Legion, and afterward returned to Italy as a commander in the conflicts of the Risorgimento.
He has been dubbed the "Hero of the Two Worlds" in tribute to his military expeditions in both South America and Europe.
He is considered an Italian national hero.
photos inside the home were not permitted :-(
Christina the guard
To Garibaldi: We give you Italy
Huge tree on Garibaldi's land!
Enrico and his book Gomorrah
The book describes the clandestine particulars of the business of Camorra, a powerful Neapolitan mafia-like organization. Since 2006, following the publication of the book, the Author has been threatened by several Neapolitan “godfathers”. The Italian Minister of the Interior has granted him a permanent police escort.
The book is worth reading.
We took a boat tour around the archipelago, and look at our captain! :-))
The day was just perfect!
The wild sea onion blooming was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L"
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Our Sweet Niece Carlotta!!
I asked what she wanted, and she said that she wanted those "American Cakes with smarties on them" (of course she ment cup cakes!!) So my mother and I had fun making these beauties! Not bad for my FIRST (yes 1st) time making cup cakes and home-made frosting!!!
Gabry gettin big!!!