another pre-baby getaway to Taormina

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My friend Becca is about to have her fourth baby any day now, which is about the stage I was at the last time we went to Taormina.  Both of us love the gorgeous vistas and old-world charm of this beautiful cliff-top town, and we’ve been visiting it together since we first became friends.  (See photos of our first adventure to Taormina here, back when Lena was just four months old!)

With just one week left of Becca’s pregnancy, we decided to brave the hour-long drive and steep hills for a fun day with our little kiddos.  There is no lovelier time to visit than on a balmy May morning!  We parked along the water and rode the cable car up into the town, wandered down to the city park (Villa Communale) to eat a picnic lunch, and then stopped for granite (Italian ice) on the way back to the cable car.

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I really hope we get to go to Taormina one more time together before the dear Arthur family moves late this summer.  By that time Becca’s baby girl might be four months old… which would be an ironic way to finish off our adventures together after we’ve now visited with four-month-old Lena and four-month-old Gil over the years!

But that’s enough talk of people moving!  I think it’s often — but not always — hardest for the ones left behind, don’t you?

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5 Responses to another pre-baby getaway to Taormina

  1. katie May 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    What a fun day trip! This blog is always adding destinations to my travel lust list.

    Sorry to hear your good friends are moving. It is ABSOLUTELY harder to be left behind. Of course, it’s often hard to move to, but when you’re moving everything is different and exciting and challenging and you’re meeting new people. When you’re left behind it is much easier to be aware of that friend-shaped void in your life.

    I’ll be praying that great new friends for your family will arrive this summer!

    • Becca May 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      Thank you, Katie! We’re especially hoping for a family with young kids to move into our town. They are making military families live on base ever since last summer, so it would be an unusual circumstance that a family would live out in our little town. We’re praying, though!

  2. Carrie May 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    It looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  3. Lucy May 16, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    What a lovely, fun day! I still savor memories of days like that when you were young, even all these years later. Looking forward to hearing about the new arrival!!


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