Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Market finds

Some ladies had talked on Facebook about going to a Market that isn't too far from where we live. Gary and I got up at a decent time considering he is still on nights. We headed over and got there about 930am. We parked on the side of the road as we weren't sure exactly where it was but we knew we were there because of all the cars haha. Will have to post pics of the parking next time. Any way we made our way through, strolling along, at a fast leisurely pace cause it was HOT! If something jumped out at me I looked but for the most part we just wanted to see if it was worth going back to another time. Gary looked for a small shovel to use in the BBQ to get the ashes out. No luck there. I didn't know what I was looking for but I told him when I saw it I would know haha. Don't think he liked that too well. Any way we came upon this one vendor that had canning jars, so I asked how much in Italian. He wanted over 5E's a jar and that didn't include the lids. said no thanks. At the corner of his table on the ground in a bin I saw some glass bottles, again asked how much. He wanted 3E each or 3 for 5E. And so here are my 3 limoncello jars. On our last swipe through the fruit and veggie vendors were ready to pack up. I saw a crate of zucchinis left and asked how much again. I got an entire crate, 2 plastic grocery bags crammed full for 4E. and he tossed in 2 bananas also. So all in all I think it was a good day. We decided if we are just going to "look" we go early. If we are there to "bargain" shop we will go late morning, when they are ready to go home. Can't wait to venture out to another market soon.

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor....

The Navy paid for Darius Rucker to come out some of the Naval bases and put on a free concert. The kids and I got to go. Unfortunately, just like every other event, Gary had to work.

Darius put on a great show and we are thankful he took time out to come and play for us.
Thought I would share a few pics from the show.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Family pics

So family members have been asking to see some photos of us. I decided to put a few up.

Yes they have grown a lot just since April. The boys are now taller than me, not that that is saying much lol. Sommer is right on their heels. She may catch them before it is over.

So here they are, a few from the trip to Pisa.

The kids in front of the leaning tower.
 The kids and Gary on the top of the tower.
 Gary and I on the top of the tower.
 The kids inside the Grotta Del Vento.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Must say, great minds think alike. Here is my version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Or as it is known as in Pisa, the bell tower, or campanile.  If you haven't seen my son Codey's version, look in the July section on this blog. I posted his version there. Two different photos but we both invisioned it pretty much the same. Especially considering I didn't know he even took that one until we got home and I loaded them on the computer. He definitely has an eye for photography. That is MY Boy lol.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Snoopy goes to Pisa!

Gonna post a photo tonight of our 2 girls. The boys were in the Baptistry looking around while us girls waited outside. Since obviously Snoopy couldn't go in. The 2 were playing around and I decided to take a few shots. And as I snapped this one the wind picked up. Maybe we should call her Super Snoopy? lol.
Hope you enjoy.

One of the views

From our roof top terrace.
The mountains in the distance at sunset.
Yes that is smoggy fog at the base of the mountains. This was actually a good day!
I have more to come soon. Hoping to get them posted more frequently.