Thursday, April 28, 2005


Well, this is it. It is the day before I leave for Sicily and I must finally buckle down and get ready. I still have last minute errands to run and some very tricky packing to do (any advice on squeezing clothing for two weeks into a small suitcase, along with guidebooks and a large-ish Italian dictionary and still having some room to bring souvenirs home?).

I am so excited about this trip, but quite unprepared. The trip has been in the works for over a year and a half, but I still feel like it snuck up on me. In preparation for my last trip to Italy I read everything I could get my hands on and studied the language a little on my own. This time my preparation has consisted mostly of dreaming!

I plan to take copious notes and oodles of photos, so I'll have lots to tell you upon my return! For now I leave you with a picture of Bob and Chuck's life-like realization of me, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, and Mount Etna executed in sugar cubes, construction paper and photo snippets. Arrivederci! See you back here on May 14th!!


Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

Have a wonderful trip! I look forward to seeing your pics and reading all about your adventures when you get back.

Laura said...

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I'm sure you'll enjoy your travel. I absolutely LOVE Sicily !

Alice said...

Lucky, lucky you! Have a great time...I've no doubt you will! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

Di said...

Have a fantastic time- I hope you actually get a chance to blog en-route. I have so many fulfilling, satisfyingly delicious and vivid food memories of my trip to Italy (Campagna to be specific) a few years ago.. Mmmmmmmmmm

rowena said...

Wow! I am so, so behind on keeping up with the food blog scene, I had no idea you were planning a trip to Sicily! Good for you, and I hope you have the best time of your life! I'm looking forward to future posts. :-)

I'm also glad that you liked the spaghetti/lamb/curry recipe. I swear my folder of recipes is getting out of hand again and trying to get through them all is just daunting to say the least. I think I'll have to limit myself to perhaps ONE recipe per week instead of the usual 5 or so. ;-)

Again, have a fantastic trip and see you back soon!

Stephanie said...

Roll your clothes, don't fold. You can fit so much more that way (I was able to pack for two+ weeks, including a wedding dress!, in one suitcase). And bring just a few basic pants/skirts...with tops that can go with everything.
And if you're really, really'll find a place along the way to do your laundry!

Have a fantastic time.

Cathy said...

Hi Biscuit girl! Thanks - I did! I plan to start posting some pics and talking about the trip and (of course) the FOOD tomorrow.

Hi Laura! Me too!!!

Hi Alice! Thanks, I really had a wonderful time. I couldn't have asked for getter travelling companions (Bob and Chuck), nor could I have ever imagined how beautiful Sicily would be. I want to go back!

Hi Clementine! Thanks! Sorry I wasn't able to blog enroute, but stay tuned... I'll plan to start blogging about the trip tomorrow.

Hi Rowena! Wow - I can't imagine trying five new recipes every week! Sicily was amazing - I had the best time!

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the packing tips! I was already packed by the time I read your comment, but my brother tried "rolling" when packing to come home and was impressed with how well it worked!