Here is a picture of both of us on the tour bus. We were very excited to be headed to a beach in Sicily! (Really, you can just totally ignore us in this picture if you want to. We took our picture at the start of each new thing we did together, so we both realize to
We had no idea what to expect as we arrived in Sicily, so we were very pleased as we took in everything (and everyone) that we saw.
As many of you already know, one of the main things that I wanted to do on my trip was to write my name in the sand along the Mediterranean Sea. So I was thrilled when I got to make this dream of mine come true. (This picture may already look familiar to you all. It looks very similar to the one from my blog header that my sweet friend Dianne made for me. Thanks, Dianne!) :)
And I have a surprise for all my sweet blogging friends. You were all in my thoughts as I was on this amazing trip, so I wrote your names in the sand too. Well, not each and every individual name, but when I wrote "Bloggy Buddies" in the sand....I meant all of you.:)
See, it's like all of you were there with me.:)
This is the name of the beach resort we went to. (I knew that I would not remember how to spell the name, so I took this picture.)
It was really a very beautiful beach area. All of Italy is just surrounded by the beauty of God's creation. If you look closely in this picture, you can see the mountains in the distance.
And that is not our cruise ship, by the way. Our ship was about forty-five minutes away.
Here are a few pictures of the scenery surrounding the beach area.
It was so different than the beaches that I have been to in the south here in America.
Can you imagine the view from the homes on top of the mountain?
Feel free to just ignore us once again....We were just so excited to be there.
If you are wondering to yourselves, "Why is Amy dressed in full winter garb at the beach?".....It is because I was freakishly sunburned from our day of laying out on the top deck of the ship.
I even had to pay two Euros to rent this beach umbrella to sit underneath.
Some of you may already know this, but bathing suits are optional at some of the beaches in Europe. And given my spiritual gift of nosiness, I got a big kick out of this girl exercising her options.
It was very awkward too, seeing how she was the ONLY lady at the beach that chose not to wear her bathing suit top.
Well, that is all the torture I will put you through today....But not to worry, there is more where that came from next time.