When We left Sicily, My father chose orders to Spain. google maps/ earth This is where my mother is from, and I had a blast with extended family and senior classmates (attended 12th grade in Spain). I graduated from high school, worked and continued school. I decided to test the waters of independence, and moved to the US, Jacksonville, Florida where I was roommates with my friend Danny. My dad had a friend from Spain who lived in Jacksonville as well, Nick (his family, Peggy,Robin and Jeff ) they became my extended family. They were an enormous support group, and my 2nd friends. I met a handful of incredible people in Jacksonville and through my travels. I ended up living in the Riverside area of Jacksonville for a good amount of years. My last residence was here. I ate at Biscottis their (website)a lot, it was right around the corner from me.
My Dad had chosen orders to Sigonella Sicily again. I attended grades (9-11) at Stephen Decatur High School. This time when we arrived we stayed at the Hotel Bonaccorsi we stayed there for a little while while we attended school. After about 6 months we moved to a town called Motta. After about a year and a half, we eventually moved to Naval Housing which was across the street from the Naval base I. It was beautiful country and a beautiful experience for a teenager. This was my family’s 2nd tour in Sicily.
I think growing up in a military household there were many attributes to it. Travel abroad, opening your mind to the exposure of other cultures, customs, just that the world is a big place( and yet so small). Europe is so much older than the U.S., it is simply amazing to see history still standing.
I hope life has been good and treated you well through the years. I lost contact with some of you along the way, but there are memories that I will have for always! High school is a part of our life experience, our years when we were young and free! I am hoping to check in and see how some of you are doing! I am sure a lot of you are on facebook. It is a great way to link everyone together.