We decided to mix business and pleasure this weekend since we needed to drive across the island to renew Elise' passport and we wanted to enjoy some favorite spots along the southern coast while the almond blossoms were still in bloom...and so began our "Giro Sicilia" (around Sicily) road trip...
|Panelle - a local specialty (usually street food) made from finely ground chick peas, the start to a lovely dinner at Ristorante Kokalos - overlooking the ruins of Agrigento.|
|...and a tasty end to the meal, Semifreddo di Mandorla - a semi-frozen (mousse-like) almond dessert|
|My friend Bethany and I share an affinity for any kind of accommodations that will serve us breakfast - there's something so refreshing and relaxing about waking up and walking down to a beautiful spread that I don't have to prepare! Sigh...|
|Fresh almonds from the orchards at our B&B - they were a huge highlight for the kids at breakfast...though I preferred the fresh squeezed orange juice and hot from the oven croissants!|
|More views from around our B&B - the one week old donkey colt was sooooo cute.|
On to the ruins at Eraclea Minoa. We would have stayed longer, but the wind was so strong that Lucas could hardly stand up (it was a bit overwhelming for the rest of us as well.)
We did enjoy a quick look at the ruins and a lovely walk along the coast before we retreated to the car for an "indoor" picnic.