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Sicily Travel Journal with Photos

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May 10, 2007 11:00 am

I’m on the flight from Rome heading to Newark. Six more hours to go. I just killed a few hours resizing my photos for the Blog, and now I am running out of battery on my laptop. This has been an absolutely fabulous trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better overall travel experience. The painting workshop led by Sparky Lebold was excellent, very informative, and the participants were charming people.

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Sparky Lebold – Workshop Coordinator and Instructor

I primarily came on this trip to Sicily to spend some time with Andei and I must say that worked out beautifully. Stacy, Robert and Andei drove 2 hours from Catania to pick me up at the hotel in Cefalu. Stacy wanted to see the historic town so they decided to spend the night. We had a great time strolling through the narrow streets of Cefalu Friday evening and then they drove me back to their city of Catania, Saturday morning. We also enjoyed a great dinner with excellent local wine. Andei was upbeat and happy to spend time with me, in addition to being my tour guide and translator most of the weekend.

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Andei and I (and Mojo) in Cefalu

It had been almost ten months since I’ve seen my daughter and I must admit I was incredibly happy to spend time with her. It is also a good feeling to see how much she is maturing and I can’t get over how well she is thriving in Italy, learning the language and doing well in school. She continues to amaze us all with her creativity and resourcefulness.

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Andei and her best friend Fredrica in Catania

I’m excited about Andei spending a month with me this summer – she will be in North Carolina in mid-July. I am really cramped in this window seat – Uhgg…I still have 5 1/2 hours to go until we land and then board another plane to Charlotte and then New Bern. It has been a fantastic trip and now it is time to get home and back to work. I must get caught back up on my internet classes and prepare myself for the summer semester.

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Andei posing for some photos

Stay tuned for some excerpts from my travel journal with more photos in the next day or so………

mepaintingcef.jpg Painting the Landscape in Cefalu

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This entry was posted on May 12, 2007 by in Keough Journal.
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