Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions

Day 1 - September 20, 2015 - Sunday - Depart USA; Flight to Rome, Italy

Overseas Adventure Travel

Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions

Maurizio Caminita

The hummingbird feeders have been taken down and the last beautiful blooms of summer are fading. The songbirds, deer, raccoons, bears, and bobcats will have to get along without us for three weeks. We are on our way to Sicily for two weeks and then a week in the Calabria Region of Italy!

We had a mid-morning Delta flight to Atlanta at 10:30 so we left Elephant Rock at 7:00 am. We had plenty of time, as there was no Sunday morning traffic. The air was crisp and the scrub oaks were showing their fall colors.

Never having been to Sicily, we are excited to visit this island, an autonomous region of Italy. As this is another Overseas Adventure Travel journey, we are looking forward to interviews with the Cosa Nostra and a visit with newly arrived immigrants in a fishing village as well as the sight seeing that comes with travel.

The shuttle bus was available as soon as we arrived and our check-in at the Delta desk was easy. Security was heavy for a Sunday morning but with our Pre-Check passes, we breezed through the lines.

Traveling on Sunday morning is usually easy so we found our gate and settled in for the wait for our 10:30 flight to Palermo, Sicily with connections in Atlanta and then Rome. The plane had a problem tire and brakes so we left Denver about an hour late.

We arrived in Atlanta at 4:50 after our three-hour flight. While we waited in the Delta Lounge for our overnight flight we posted the first day’s journal. GarciaTrips will keep you up to date on our adventures for the next three weeks.

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Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions


Oh, so anxious to read your journal the next three week. I took your furnace advice!

Norma   September 21, 2015 - 2:15pm

I sent a post earlier, but it didn't go thru. I am so glad you didn't forget me on this trip. I have never been to Sicilia, but looking forward to it. Our hummingbirds should be leaving for warmer weather soon. We have white-tailed deer, mountain lions, bobcats and black bears are sighted several times a year, but none at our house. We love watching the deer play on the mountains from our back windows. Looking forward to your descriptions and pictures of this place, which are so good. Be safe and have lots of fun, and you two know how to have fun!!!

Pat   September 21, 2015 - 9:07am

You disappeared from the HOF presentation and I didn't get to chat with you guys. Hope you have a great time. Bella Italia!

Reid   September 20, 2015 - 8:35pm

Sound like a wonderful trip! Hope you have a wonderful time. Stay safe!

Carolyn B.   September 20, 2015 - 7:33pm

I don't think there will be any subways on this trip, but looking forward to reading about it.

Marv F   September 20, 2015 - 2:52pm
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