We love Gallipoli. The centro storico is on a tiny island just off the bustling, full city. Here on the tiny island you can walk the tiny streets, stroll the shops and take in the beauty of the Ionian Sea.
Back from another Italian filled summer of sun, beach, family, friends and gelato. We filled our hearts with priceless moments that I will treasure for always. Now to enjoy sifting through photos, reminiscing about the Italian daze and carrying on with summer vacation, American style.
It's about that time of year that I tend to get sappy...no, not their birthdays or Mother's Day or the start of the school year, but that other time I get sentimental...the end of the school year.
I can't get over how quickly it all went. This little man of mine will be completing preschool in a matter of days and moving onto Kindergarten in the fall. Sometimes it doesn't feel real how quickly it's gone and I will wake up and they'll all be little again.
There will be plenty of time for Mario to cuddle Chicco though. Chicco is so excited.
Quick weekend trip with the family brought us to Salem, Massachusetts. A beautiful ride despite some traffic around a couple major cities and not too many meltdowns in the car (by me). Checked into our hotel and headed out into Salem for dinner and a stroll through town to see what we could see.
As we're leaving our restaurant, we encountered a haunting tour (that no one wanted to go on with me) and we hear the tour guide telling her group that the restaurant behind her, the one where we just had a fabulous dinner, is one of the most haunted restaurants in Salem. Thankfully the kids did not know this prior to us sitting down for dinner. Very cool though!
Salem by night was cool, very fun mural art throughout the main section of town, twinkling lights to add a little mood lighting and Samantha from Bewitched. I have got to get the kids to sit down to an episode, they'd probably like it.
Oh and, of course, ice cream. We always seem to manage to find the ice cream shops.
Salem by day was even more beautiful. We visited the Salem Witch Museum and then walked around town until lunch. Beautiful homes, colorful flower displays and plenty of cemeteries.
Anthony picked the lunch spot. Bit Bar Restaurant which I had no idea from the name what we would be getting into. Imagine a large room where the center of the room consisted of long rectangle tables for family style seating and the perimeter were side by side vintage arcade machines. The kids, including Anthony, loved it!