Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just Relax.....

Spent a girls weekend just relaxing at this beach...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dinghy Time!

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

Our Anniversary Island Get-away

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.

beautiful passion flower
Then we boarded the ferry to the Island of La Maddalena...
And across we went from one Island to another!
Arrival at our Hotel - La Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club
Beautiful furniture in the lobby
Cool design chairs 1
Cool design chairs 2
Our nest for the weekend.
Crystal shower

SPA area

Lounge area with more cool design chairs (I love these! they were velvet!)

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 :-(
only outside on the land.
Christina the guard
To Garibaldi: We give you Italy
Huge tree on Garibaldi's land!
Secret cove!
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!
And we had a trusted friend on board, Roccia (Rock) and he was! 100lbs of D-O-G!!!!
The wild sea onion blooming was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L"

The next pictures speak for themselves
yes, this is the true color of the sea
Bear rock

Sunday, July 11, 2010

1-Year Anniversary

And we've made it!


Enrico is treating me to a weekend get-away to the Island of "La Maddalena" in Northern Sardinia!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Guess Who Turned SIX!!!!!??

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!!!
I really was proud of myself!!
She even had a wip-cream covered, custard cream filled birthday cake!

Happy Birthday To You
And of course her little brother was terrified of all the singing!
Hilarious how they always cry!!

Me, Camilla (Carlotta's cousin), Carlotta and her ballet teacher's daughter.
We had tons of fun playing Twister and pin the tail on the donkey! I wasn't able to get any pictures of those games since I was having fun playing with all the kids!!

We Love you Carlotta! Happy 6th Birthday!