Wednesday, April 30, 2014

[TRAVEL] Family Vacations

You've heard a lot about my ancestry/heritage throughout the years here on the blog (Irish, Scottish, German), but not a lot about Alan's. His mom is 100% Sicilian; her parents having come to America as adults. Alas, even though my mother in law identifies strongly as a Sicilian American, she's never had the opportunity to visit the motherland.

We have been planning and scheming to change that.

Her birthday was last week, so to celebrate we took her to a local Sicilian restaurant and presented her with her gift in the form of a mock-up of a classified ad.

Needless to say, a lot of tears were shed by the group.

I'm just so happy that we are in a position that we can do this for her. We're thinking of going October 2015, which is still a long time away, but when I can realistically earn enough vacation time to accommodate the trip.

If you've been to Sicily, what was your favorite part? What should we absolutely not miss?