One of the best parts of having visitors is being inspired to revisist some of our favorite places! When my in-laws were here, we visited our two favorites -- Siracusa and Taormina -- and checked out places we hadn't seen. Taormina Taormina is one of our favorite places! Despite that one time t [...]
OK, "conquering" may not be the best possible verb to use here. We did huff and puff up a small part of Etna though. Verdict: 100 percent worth the effort. We've been meaning to give hiking a try for a while, and when the weather started to get milder we decided to go for it. We chose this particular path becaus [...]
Etna has been absolutely gorgeous this last week! Though she took a quick break while my sister was in town (sorry, Torie), she has been erupting pretty much constantly for the last couple of weeks. Friends who live higher up the mountain hear her booming and feel some rattles, but I haven't noticed it in our town. We [...]
Mount Etna smokes pretty much all day every day, but for the first time last night we got to see lava! Admittedly it was hard to see because (from our angle) it was a pretty low-key eruption, but we still got a bit of a thrill. Now if only we had a way of turning off the street lights near our house!