|We are a road trip family! I love the look on Miles' face in this pic.|
|We were supposed to wear these sexy bathing caps to help protect the pool's filters. Nice huh? Doesn't it make you want one?!|
|This kid provides us with SO much entertainment|
That night our hotel had a huge buffet dinner and EVERYTHING was made with the cipola di Calabria (red onions of Calabria)
|The buffet table|
The next day we headed to Grotticelli beach in Capo Vaticano...it was BEAUTIFUL...even with a storm rolling in and churning up the surf.
|Daddy and Miles playing on the beach|
|Miles has a new favorite thing...feeding other people.|
|All the beach playing tuckered him out! I love that he still sleeps like a starfish.|
|While Miles napped, Nathan and I went and climbed some rocks. Don't worry, our friends Rebecca and Kelly watched him. :)|
Or maybe I didn't want to get back in the water because of this:
|(the blue thing is a snorkel tube)|
|Now this is heaven. Sigh.|
|Me and my lover boy...on the beautiful shores of Southern Italy|
The next day we went into Tropea to check out the town and the monastery. Tropea was beautiful...it felt so Italian...like, quintessential Italian. Quaint, charming, I could not get enough of it.
|Kelly & Rebecca...our traveling companions|
|Family of three in front of an old monastery.|
The shopping was fun...lots of chili peppers drying on strings. Onions were also braided together, garlic as well. I snagged a few of each...and I feel a little more authentically Italian now that I've got chili peppers, onions, and garlic all hanging in my kitchen.
We stopped for lunch at a place called Pimms...it was underground. But the building is up on a rock cliff overlooking the sea, so you had an AMAZING view.
|View from the window (see pic below)|
|The boys checking out the view.|
|Lunch is served!|
While in town we had THE. BEST. CANNOLI. EVER. Seriously...ever. Oh my...I'd walk all the way back there just for the cannoli. Mmmmm I told the woman it was delicious and she told me that it's so good because it is made from free-range sheep ricotta...imported every morning from Sicily. I will have dreams about that cannoli for years.
|Our cannoli being made right in front of us|
|finger lickin' good!|
It was a GREAT weekend...even with the storm ruining our plans for a boat trip to the volcanic islands north of Sicily. We spent lots of time on beautiful beaches, with wonderful friends, eating amazing food...we'll definitely go back!