Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Videos at the beach

This is at Marinello on the other side of Oliveri...the sun, the sea and fishing boats..

There were some guys trying to kitesurf. I was too far away but you can see the kite a bit. It was very windy today.

There were 2 other guys windsurfing. It was the perfect day for it. The wind was just right for them. It may take a few seconds to see him as he comes closer to shore where we were standing.

Enjoy! We are going back out to enjoy this perfect day!

A Look at an Italian Supermarket

We went to the store this morning and I thought I would snap some photos of a few areas to show you...

The deli section
It's Easter - sides of lamb and sheep for sale!

(That's only half of the cheese section)

Fish (swordfish, tuna, salmon)

Assorted seafood

Frozen foods
I only thought of snapping a few shots with my phone
after we were almost thru the store.
People were quietly laughing at me taking photos with my phone.
I guess they knew I wasn't Italian! lol

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Murphy's Pub

We saw this pub as we were walking into the old part of Cefalu. Murphy's beer is my most favorite beer. I thought if the place opens we are going in there! Plus we might get lucky and be able to actually eat in a restaurant in the daytime. (Where we live the restaurants are not open in the daytime and sometimes only on weekend evenings, if they open at all.)

They were open when we came back.

This is the inside. Looks like
I would think an Irish pub would look like!
But as my luck holds out, no Murphy's beer.
Not even an Italian beer! I had a glass of Carlsbad, not bad!

They had this platter of fish at the door to entice people to come in.
We ate lunch there. Frank had Insalata di mare (seafood salad) and a bistecca (steak). Sophia also had Insalata di mare (seafood salad) and Frito Misto (assorted fried seafood). I had Insalata Caprese (mozzarella and tomatoes) and Frito Misto (assorted fried seafood). Sophia and I also each had Insalata Verde (a green salad). We had bread and wine. Sophia had a coke to drink.
The food was great. The seafood was very fresh and tasted so good!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Cookies

Today, we were over at my SIL's place all day. We made Easter cookies. We made a lot of dough with 4 kilos of flour, 2 kilos of sugar and tons of eggs! These are some of the cookies we made. Yes, those are hard boiled eggs in the cookies. We made about 30 of the large cookies and a bunch of cutouts with the rest of the dough.

Before it was baked...

And after...
It was a great way to spend the day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Last of Cefalu....

Another church
I love the fancy adornments around the door.

Street view - triangle building

Side view of another church

The door


Look out to the sea


Castle tower above the hotel

Away from Cefalu

A bit closer!

Another castle ruin. Probably a watchtower.

The end!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Videos of the church in Cefalu

I forgot that took I these videos. You can see the inside of the church much better.

Cefalu Part 4

We entered the church...oh man it was dark in there! It's so beautiful and huge.
They don't build churches like this in the US.

The altar area.

A family crest on the floor. I almost broke my foot walking over this because
I wasn't looking where I was going. I was too busy looking up!

Tiles on the step to the altar.

The cross. It is covered in gold!

A sculpture on the wall.

marble statue - beautiful

A coffin. Who's in there?

The marble flooring.

The Madonna and Jesus

Looking towards the piazza.

The church steps

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cefalu Part 3

We headed up this little road toward the church. I was getting excited.
Something looks really fabulous ahead.

Then we entered the piazza! WOW!

What a photo op! A fabulous old church with that rocky backdrop!

I click photos as I looked around the piazza.

It was such a gorgeous day. Everyone was out.
There were lots of other tourists too!

I was really loving this.

These buildings are amazing.
There is nothing like like in the town we live in!

There were 4 statues at the church.
This is the one on the left of the gate.

Right side of the gate.

Inside the courtyard. What a cool gate.

One of the towers on the church

walkway in the courtyard

The door of the church. It was HUGE!

Top of the column

The roof

The carved pieces on the door.
Tomorrow we enter the church!