Six On Saturday: The Unexpecteds

Dear SOS’ers, just because you’re on a cruise ship, it doesn’t mean you are going without flowers……or fantastic arrangements! Welcome to our suite on the Seven Seas Explorer! There were the orchids…….. up close and personal……. And flower arrangements were found in the Atrium………. Aren’t these just gorgeous? and there were also arrangements in one…

Window Peeping in Stockholm: Two Point, Oh!

I couldn’t help it! I had to show more windows, they were all so lovely! We’ll start, today, in the large Stortorget Square. There were many people here, just relaxing away the day! Don’t you love the color of those buildings? Many folks were around the fountain too! But, we tend to like the small…

Six On Saturday in Stockholm

I think you can tell a lot about a city by their plants and where they choose to have them. The cities that don’t have them look tired, worn out and very very drab. Not only do the plants and flowers make the cities more charming and welcoming, I think their presence just boosts the…

Window Peeping in Stockholm

Of all the places we have been I don’t remember such good “window dressing” as we saw in Stockholm. I know I have never taken this many photos of windows before! The shops in Old Town are just fascinating and really draw your eye to their window displays! They were very creative and artistic! So,…

Thursday Doors in Stockholm, Sweden

Our cruising adventure, this year, started in Stockholm. We went a few days early, before the ship sailed, so we could see this outstanding city. Now, I must tell all, keeping in the spirit here, that the average year round temperature in Stockholm is 46 degrees. In the summer make that 65 degrees. On our…

Six On Saturday: The Baltics Edition

Hellooooo to all the SOS’ers! I have been traveling for a month in the Baltics and Norway and other spots too! What a great time we had and of course, I was always on the lookout for great flowers and gardens! We were not disappointed! So, here is a snippet of what we started off…

Thursday Doors: Where Have We Been?

We have just returned from a month long trip to the Baltics and Norway! We had an amazing time and I will have several posts coming on all the wonderful places we visited! But, in the meantime, here is a look at just a few of the doors we found! We started our adventure in…

Our Second to Last Port For This Trip: Sorrento, Italy

All good things have to come to an end, it’s said! Oh, how I didn’t want this vacation to ever end! We had a fabulous time in our month aboard the Voyager! So for a re-cap of the countries we were in………we started in Barcelona, Spain, then went on to France, Monaco, Italy, Montenegro, Croatia,…

Thursday Doors in Forza d’Argo, Sicily

Good morning Thursday Door friends! Today we are in Forza d’Argo for our door review……….We have been following the footsteps of the Godfather in Sicily, meaning we have toured two of the villages where scenes from the Godfather films were made. The village of Forza d’Argo was used to represent the Corleone family village before…

The Movie Set of Forza d’Agro, Sicily

We’re climbing higher up the mountain in Southern Sicily, to view a Norman Castle, where the people sought shelter on higher and higher ground to escape plunderers. The castle and fort overlooks the village of Forza d’Agro.  So, leaving the port at Taormina, let’s go! a castle here, a castle there……. Let’s look at some…

Going to the Godfather’s Wedding…….Savoca, Sicily

We’ve been to Vitelli’s Bar, so we have re-lived one scene from the Godfather II movie. Our guide told us to meet her under the tree in the Piazza, so we can all walk up, up, up the hill together.  We are to follow the footsteps of Michael and Appollonia, when they were married in…

Thursday Doors in Savoca, Sicily

Why are we on a mountain in Sicily in a small village named  Savoca, this beautiful, hot morning, you ask? Well, this week it’s all about the filming of Godfather II. Francis Ford Coppola thought the town of Corleone in Sicily was too big for parts of the movie so he chose the little mountain…

The Godfather in Savoca, Sicily

Good morning! We have reached the port in Taormina, Sicily and what a day we have planned! Today it is all about the Godfather! First, we are going to the tiny village of Savoca, (population less than two thousand) and Vitelli’s Bar, where Micheal asked permission to marry Appollonia, in the movie, Godfather II. And,…

The Old Historic Quarter, Corfu, Greece

Another day in beautiful Corfu! This morning we are going to the Old Historic Quarter to do some shopping! Won’t you join me? Here’s the map, so let’s go. Between Old Town Corfu and the Unesco World Heritage Site, the Venetian-era Old Fortress, we find the old cricket grounds of the Royal Palace of St…