Thank the goddesses that there was a taxi at the bus stop when a traumatized dog and her slightly traumatized human arrived in Siracusa on Saturday night. I was worried that Pearl would not get in another vehicle, but she was quite willing to jump into the taxi for our unexpected tour of the cityContinue reading “Siracusa: First night”
Today I’m going to take you along on my ride from Palermo to Siracusa. At least a large part of it where we took a detour because the highway was closed￼. After watching these videos I’m quite sure you’ll understand why from now on in Sicily I’m taking the train.
After my now standard breakfast of espresso and toast with jam Pearl and I were off for a day of sightseeing. I wanted another look at City Hall, having discovered that that was the building behind the fountain full of naked statues. I also wanted to check out the palace, the castle, the cathedral andContinue reading “Day 12: Last full day in Palermo. Time to see the sights”
A day of rest and contemplation. Followed by attending my mom’s wake via FaceTime. I was able to hear Brian, Joan and Teresa’s eulogies plus give one of my own. Thank you to my siblings, nieces, nephews, cousin, children and my friend Susan for helping me to feel a part of the ceremony.
My mother and home were constantly on my mind today. I kept trying to figure out what time would work to call home. The funeral home visitations were at 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. That was 6-8 p.m. and 1-3 a.m. the following day for me. My brain was not working very well but eventuallyContinue reading “Day 10: Visitations in Dundas, sad and lonely day in Palermo walking along the seafront”