It’s nice to go on vacation, but arriving home is always a treat for me also. Sharon and I had a wonderful time in Italy. It’s beautiful in September. We visited many locations in Sicily and the Naples Coast area before arriving into Rome. They included Monreale, Agrigento, and Valley of the Temples, Catania, Mt. Etna Volcano, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Matera, Alberobello, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii. The culture, art, cathedrals, and ancient ruins were just wonderful. We had pasta, gelato, and our share of cappuccino. Sharon and I had 40 plus travel companions who were wonderful to travel with and gave us the opportunity to make new friends. Collette Tours through Fuller Travel Services took superior care of us and we highly recommend you contact Lynn Fuller for all your travel needs anywhere in the world. It was excellent and we look forward to future excursions with Lynn and many of our travel companions who also contributed to the memorable experience on this trip.
We often take our conveniences at home for granted and can appreciate the ease of using a hairdryer, charging a shaver, or getting on the Internet compare to many parts of Italy. But the culture difference is certainly worth it for all the memories & experiences we gained by visiting Italy for a second time.
I think two highlights that Sharon and I both thought were memorable were the Amalfi Coast winding roads of beauty and small communities, plus the 325 steps we climbed to reach the top of Saint Peter’s Basilica. The views are breathtaking, well so was the trip up. J
There’s no place like home and it’s back to the everyday responsibly of selling homes, playing with grandkids, and eating less ice cream. We did get a workout on this tour and should continue the habit of walking everyday and eating less.
Next on the agenda is the color tour Michigan. Knowing how I like photographing old barns, Sharon and I plan to do a barn tour in the thumb of Michigan and take in some color this fall. Maybe stop by the cider mill on the way back and look for those big pumpkins we usually get this time of year. It’s fun to begin thinking about Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for compared to many in this crazy world.
By the way, the Greater Lansing real estate market is getting stronger each week. Low interest rates, low inventory, and a steady increase in housing prices have provided a healthy growth. If you would like a complete 14-page report on the Greater Lansing Real Estate Housing Market just drop me a note. Until next time….
“Expect the Best” Mike