Ciao Readers! Or, more appropriately – “Aloha!”
Today I am taking you on a trip to Hawaii – Maui, to be precise. Have I mentioned that I LOVE Hawaii?!?!? Long before I ever stepped foot in Italy or any other country, there was Hawaii (fun fact – I actually used to have a website called “missinghawaii.com”!). While I’ll take a trip abroad any day, Hawaii keeps calling me back – there’s just something about it – the aloha spirit, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, the seafood (yum!). I can’t help but be in a happy, relaxed frame of mind when I’m in Hawaii; I’ve noticed it’s the only place we travel where I’m never “ready to go home” (which I usually am after awhile anywhere else). Anyway, instead of more rambling, enjoy the beauty of the ocean, the marine life, and the rainbows – as seen last week….
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It’s been raining here – lots! You may have seen on the news how Venice was recently under water (more than usual). Pretty much all of the northern half of Italy was drenched. So, I decided to share some of the rainy day activities we have undertaken (seeing as we have no car and no mall to drive to)…
When it rains in Florence….it’s a good excuse for an extra-thick ridiculously rich cup of “cioccolata calda” at Grom (think hot chocolate/pudding hybrid):
When it rains in Florence…it’s a good time to go to the laundromat to use a clothes dryer and be amused by the lost-in-translation signs (here they are trying to tell you to empty the washer when it’s done washing):
When it rains in Florence….it’s the time I stare at our ceiling and think about how much I hate the “chandelier” that hangs where a perfectly functional ceiling fan should be. (In order to make my gripe more humorous I actually tried to write a haiku about a ceiling fan; the results were pretty pathetic. I then tried to write the song “Oh Ceiling Fan” to the words of “Oh Christmas Tree” – complete failure). Maybe the picture is amusing enough; behold:
When it rains in Florence….I try (half-successfully) to see the glass as half-full and take photos of the lovely rainbows that follow:
Thanks for sharing a rainy afternoon with me! P.S. – if you enjoy the blog and are so inclined…you can click on the “top blog” logo on the upper right of this page and review my blog for some possible virtual kudos. Grazie!
Posted by Webmaster/newmexicotoitaly on November 27, 2012