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The Cow Parade

Saturday morning started early (4:45 a.m.) because we had a 2 hour drive to Valtournenche and we had to get into town before they closed down the roads for the parade.  Needless to say, the drive through the mountains was … Continue reading

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Hello, Italy

Ida and I landed in Milan on Friday afternoon.  Ida is catching a ride with my cousins, Jeff and Sue, and heading directly to Valtournenche, which is a little village at the Swiss border near the Matterhorn. I took the … Continue reading

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One More Week

One more week and we’re off to Italy.  Trying to get a few more words under my belt before it’s wheels up.  I certainly know enough to get a room, get dinner, get directions and GET WINE.  I think we’ll … Continue reading

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2016 Italia

Just booked my flight for September.  Traveling this year with my co-shenanigator, Ida Zecco, and Lindsay and Rachel.  Also on the hit list are Jeff and Sue Smith. This one is going to be memorable!   

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Some Last Thoughts

Well, another Italian holiday is in the history books.  Jodi and I ate wonderful meals, drank a lot of wine and shared company with some terrific people.  If you have never been to Italy, I suggest you go, because once you … Continue reading

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Day 7 – The Last Dinner

It was the last dinner in Roma, and we had reservations at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, which is on a side street on the way to the Colosseum.  I met the owners last year, thanks to my cousins, Jeff and Sue … Continue reading

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Day 7 – The Last Day

Today we have a lot to do.  It’s our last day in Rome and have to see the Colosseum and the Vatican.  And then dinner tonight at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, which is owned by a friend of my … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Rome

ROME The trip from Orvieto to Rome went off without a hitch.  But I have to tell you… I like driving in big cities but Rome is not my city of choice for driving.  I always drop the car off … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Deruta

Today we decided to take a ride to Deruta to visit the shop of my friend, Michele, who makes some of the best ceramics in Italy.  I emailed him in the morning to tell him we were coming, so we … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Orvieto

Today we’re off to Orvieto.  We had planned to leave for the 3 hour trip at around 10 a.m.  Last night Cousin Tullio asked me what time we were planning to leave.  (I knew what that was about.)  A little … Continue reading

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