My mom arrived in Sicily yesterday morning. I was incredibly excited. I saw her through the security glass and we smiled and waved. She motioned that she needed to get her luggage so we waited...and waited. Finally we noticed everyone standing around the baggage carousel moving away in a group. We waited for a few more minutes and then went to see if we could find out what was going on.
We saw my mom in line at the lost baggage counter, along with most of the other passengers on the plane. Apparently no one's luggage was loaded onto the plane. We called the airline several times yesterday and even got a friend's Italian co-worker to call for us today. The message continues to be "no news" and "call back tomorrow". Now we are at the end of day two and my mom still doesn't have her suitcase. She is getting tired of having to buy new clothes everyday.
This afternoon we decided that we were not going to put off sightseeing just because she doesn't have her suitcase. We decided to head towards Mt. Etna and see what we could see. We drove up through Nicolosi, a part of the mountain I hadn't explored until today. The drive up the mountain was gorgeous. Here are a few of the sights we saw...
What a beautiful drive. The views were spectacular. I can't even imagine what it would be like on a clear day. I definitely have to go back and take the gondola up to the summit.
Now playing: Gotan Project - Celos