Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sicily, an offer I couldn’t refuse

From the Palermo museum When my sister suggested that we visit Sicily, I couldn’t say no.  Italy is a favorite destination for thousands of tourists every year, and  I’ll never tire of visiting the mainland, but fewer travelers make it … Continue reading

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October Wind Storm

Just a few days ago, the trees were full of colorful leaves.  The colors have been so vibrant, I’ve almost run off the road looking at the beautiful trees, even in my own neighborhood.  In the park across from where I … Continue reading

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Halloweens Past

With the approach of Halloween, my thoughts go back a few years to when my sisters and brother and I were little.  As I said in my earlier post Welcome Autumn, Halloween was one of our favorite holidays.  There is no … Continue reading

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When I was 6; a trip down Nostalgia Lane

On my 6th birthday, my grandmother (whom we called Goochie) gave me The Tall Book of Make-Believe.  Over 40 years later I still have that exact copy, with my grandmother’s birthday wishes inscribed in the front.  It has been one … Continue reading

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Il mio primo viaggio in Italia

It was 1996 when I made my first trip to Italy.  My sister worked in the travel industry then and I accompanied her on a business trip.  We met in Cannes, France and from there took a train to Milan … Continue reading

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Of Witches, Raindrops, and Falling Leaves

October is leaf-peeping month, and every October I take a trip to Maine to enjoy the colorful display of foliage.  This year, at the suggestion of my dear friends Teresa and Joanie, we added a side trip to Salem, Massachusetts.  … Continue reading

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