Happy 4th of July everyone!
I know - I’m late. Again! I feel like I’m always apologizing for these things. But we were in Cefalu for the weekend and I try realllllly hard to stay off my phone while we’re on vacation. Still took pictures but otherwise I was just kind of offline :)
Cefalu is a coastal town in Sicily that sits in the shadow of this rocky outcrop. It’s only a few hours from our house and really cute! Lots of little shops, cobbled streets, an old cathedral, a long stretch of beach, a stone pier, and a water park. It’s one of those places where you can walk around and find cool things to see without even trying. This was the entrance to the Air B&B where we stayed!
We loved the location of our place but it was pretty hot. There was only one tiny air conditioning unit located in the kitchen so we put Luna’s bed in there. I don’t think she minded too much ;)
Despite the heat, the sunset view was UNBELIEVABLE. I wish there was a way to capture it on camera but it’s just not the same. In person, the sun looked like this huge, neon orange hole set against a watercolor sky. And there were thousands of birds watching too. They were diving and swooping overhead while the sun melted into the ocean. Actually melted! I’m not sure if it always looks that way but I’ve never seen a sunset like it.
Out in the city, there were a lot of old, pretty places to explore. Like Catedral de Cefalu! Can you see Luna at the top of the steps?? She looks tiny up there!
There were also steps leading down to an old stone bath house tucked away in the city …
… and on the other side of the wall was this wide expanse of stone and ocean. I love the way the sunlight sparkled on the water. It was just really serene on a day that felt a little out of control!
I wish we could have explored a little more but right now, we try to keep things as kid-friendly as possible. Especially because the girls get kind of crabby when we travel (keep scrolling - there are pictures at the end where Kris is comforting a reallllly grumpy Luna).
Still, sometimes the everyday kinda things can be the most fun. See that stone pier behind Lu? I jumped off it! The water was cold and salty and SO clear! You could see right down to the smooth rocks at the bottom. If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen the video - it’s saved under my Travel highlights if you missed it! It was probably only a six foot drop but my heart was pounding. I felt like a kid again when I finally jumped!
On the way out of town, we stopped at a spot overlooking the city. I wanted to snap a family photo there but the kids were sleeping. So we let them be, hopped out, and took a few photos with just the two of us :) And I’m kind of glad … through all these crazy adventures, there isn’t anyone I’d rather have by my side than KGT <3
Lace & co.
P.S. Here are a few more photos from our trip - including our time at Acqua Verde water park! I know - we could see a water park anywhere. But I’m so glad we went! The girls had a lot of fun and at one point, Luna was standing off to the side while the other kids danced to Italian songs … then Baby Shark came on and all of a sudden she was dancing and splashing and laughing along with everyone else and it didn’t matter that no one else spoke English because EVERYONE SPEAKS BABY SHARK DO-DO-DO-DO! It made my chest hurt (in a good way). I was just really happy to see her so happy!