The Hawkins Family

Friday, April 30, 2010

Project 365

I have been thinking about a way to commemorate this unusual tour that we are currently embarking on.  My friend, Courtney, started a Project 365 blog at the beginning of the year.  I thought that a Project 365 sounded like a great idea.  Taris' stretch will be 365 days and it would be neat to document this year in pictures of what is happening while he is gone...and hopefully some from him.  I hope that it motivates me to try out some of the features on my fancy camera and learn how to actually use it!  I decided not to start it at the typical time of the first of the year and instead start it on Taris' first OFFICIAL day of deployment.  Well, that day has come and I am in day 2!  I can already tell that it might be a little challenging to find something worthy of capturing each day.  If you wish to follow me on my new little adventure, you can go here.  There will be a link on my normal blog as well.  Wish me luck!

MilSpouse Blog Hop

Welcome to the MilSpouse Blog Hop!
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* Post a brief bio on your blog introducing yourself. (My bio is below.)

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I am an almost 30-something wife.  (That age is painful to write!)  My husband is active duty Air Force and we are stationed in Florida.  We have three dogs: Abbie, Roxanne, and Kayce.  I am the Compliance Officer/Operations Manager of a local Credit Union.  (This job really keeps me on my toes!)  I am trying to learn Photoshop so that I can become a better digital scrapbooker.  I am currently holding down the fort while my husband is on a volunteer assignment.  I love husband would say too much.  I write about pretty much everything.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The End

It is a sad day in America today.  The Texas Stadium in Irving was imploded today.  It was quite the thing...people tailgated for the last time through the night...the big event was at 7 AM.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Egg Castle

One of the last places that Taris and I visited was the castle across the street from our hotel...the Egg Castle.  There was a contemporary art show at the castle...VERY modern.  (Not my thing, but we had a good time taking it all in.)  A lot of the castle was closed, but we were able to get to the top...which afforded me a great picture of our hotel.  Enjoy the castle.

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Mt. Vesuvius from the castle

Another cannon...different castle

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Leaving Amalfi

I can't wait to go back!  I think that I might actually like the Amalfi Coast better than Venice...if that is even possible.  On our last day there, we went to Positano.  The town is built in a way that there are no vehicles that can get into the town, so it is very relaxed.  We ate at a posh little restaurant that all of the famous American's eat at...especially Denzel Washington (who has his picture on the wall four times).  We took the Circumvesuviana home...but I convinced Taris that we could take a taxi home...which is always more of an adventure than the subway any day.

Morning fog from the hotel view

The Emerald Grotto...didn't have time to stop in and take the boat ride.  I guess we will have to go back!

I appologize, I took no photos for the rest of the day.  I was a little under the weather for the whole weekend and was just pooped by the last day.  I guess that you will just have to visit to see it yourself.