A few weeks ago I got a wonderful email from a fellow military wife and mom named Stephanie. She said she was coming to Sicily for just a couple weeks while her husband was working here on base. She had found my blog and saw that I have the same strolleras she does, and so she wondered if I would recommend bringing it with her for her trip.
Pretty soon we were sending emails back and forth and then planning to meet up while she was here. Today I drove into Catania, walked into the main piazza (pictured above), and waited with Lena and Gil and my stroller… and looked for the other mom with with two kids and the same stroller! We spotted each other right away and started wheeling towards each other. The first thing she said was, “Oh, I wish we’d gotten red instead of black!” in reference to our strollers. You just never know what you might bond over, right?
We had a great time today taking our kids to a playground, fending off a sketchy guy who wanted to know where we lived (hah), discussing fun things to do in Catania, and eating local Sicilian fair at a cafe in the main piazza. I was totally inspired by her sense of adventure and the fun things she’s discovered in Catania. Wish you lived here, Stephanie!
I didn’t get any pictures of all of us, but I did snap this one of my kids sharing a seat. Time to get two seats in the stroller instead of one… baby Gil is ready to move out of his car seat and into the big leagues!
P.S. If you’re new here, thinking of visiting Sicily, or have questions about moving here, I would love to help you and meet up with you just like I did with Stephanie. My husband also hosted a vet student that he met through his blog while the kids and I were in the States. These connections are so much fun and make the world a smaller place! Last night I updated by About Me section on the blog, so you can check that out to get to know us better or send me an email anytime. I love to hear from you!