My mom’s coming for a visit!

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Greetings everyone, and happy Tuesday. Teaching, blogging, and updating  student feedback have recently taken the backseat for me, as you may have noticed. While my instinct is to apologize, I am not sorry. The dogs and the dog shelter have taken over my life lately. First, our association’s president had car trouble, so I turned into the chauffeur for trips to the shelter to clean, feed, and walk the dogs; trips to the vet; trips to the various establishments around Calatafimi that so generously donate leftover food for the dogs. Then our shelter population increased drastically, requiring more time for cleaning, walking, etc. It’s been time-consuming and emotional. The more I give to the dogs, the more they want, and they so earnestly deserve a little love and comfort in their difficult lives.

But now I’m back with new motivation! My mom is coming for a visit in October. This will be her first time in both Italy and Sicily, so I want to plan out a nice trip for her. As such, I am going to challenge myself to come up with a blog post about each possible destination.

I live in the Trapani province of Sicily, and I think I’ll keep her possible trip destinations within the province. Of course, we’ll visit the Segesta temple that’s just 10 minutes away. And we’ll have to go to Sicily’s first nature reserve, Zingaro. Oh, and the natural hot springs will be a nice treat after a long day of sightseeing. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of possible destinations:

  • Segesta Temple
  • Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro (Zingaro Nature Reserve)
  • Trapani
  • Saline di Trapani (Trapani Salt Flats)
  • Erice
  • Marsala
  • Mazara
  • Terme Segestane (Segesta Hot Springs)
  • Bosco Angimbè (Angimbè Forest)
  • Calatafimi Segesta (of course!)
  • Salemi
    • Museo del Pane (The Bread Museum)
    • Museo della Mafia (The Mafia Museum)
  • San Vito Lo capo
  • Castelvetrano
  • Macari
  • Montecofano
  • Selinunte (technically in the Agrigento province, but it’s absolutely beautiful!)

Ok, so now dear readers, I humbly request your input. Have you ever been to Sicily? If so, have you been to any of these destinations? Do you have any other suggestions? Let me know, and I’ll see you soon. Baci.

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