At the birth of this blog, July 2011, I was a 46 year old wife and mother. I have been married to my husband, G-man, since I was 18 years old….27 years ago! We have two grown sons; one who is a Captain in the Army and one who is a Sheriff’s Deputy. We have ticked all the boxes required to meet the standard of the typical middleclass family, including having dogs, cats and a house in the suburbs.

After having watched an episode of House Hunters International, we were inspired to completely change our lives. We are now intent on moving to Italy when G-man retires.

This blog is meant to document our journey and maybe, along the way, help others who are similarly inspired.

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  1. Hola Beverly!
    Well, lady, this is a really good start. We are all excited here in San Miguel de Allende that will soon be visiting again. Your Mom may have mentioned the things we have planned so far but if not then we think you will need No-Doze! The difference THIS time is that we plan of show you what “normal”, “everyday” life is like in our little mountain town! We’ll have chocolate in the shops, we’ll have coffee on Monday mornings, we go to the hot springs that are close by, and we will eat…at lot! We’ll sit in our central plaza (the Jardin) and watch the world go by while we proceed to solve EVERY problem in the world…stimulated, of course, by some excellent margaritas!!! Hurry up and git yo’ self on down here…ya hear?! Fred & Ron

  2. Well you’re in good company! Fortunately there are plenty of people who have stumbled their way through the Italian labyrinth and can help you avoid some of the many pitfalls to this wonderful adventure. Italy mag’s forum is a good source of info on a crazy range of topics: http://www.italymagazine.com/answers

    Enjoy the ride!

    1. Oh, thank you, ma’am! While we can’t wait to get there (2029 days and counting!), we truly are enjoying the journey….planning, imagining, day dreaming, language lessons, more day dreaming!

      And thank you for the resource. I look forward to reading through it.

    1. We aren’t sure yet. We are going on a scouting trip in about six weeks. We think we’d like a place that’s smaller than the big tourist cities, but still large enough to be serviced by mass transit as we won’t have a car. It’s just a huge adventure! Thanks so much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  3. This was so great to read. I lived in Rome for a month last summer, and it was one of the best experiences of my life, if not the most wonderful. I loved reading about your time getting around in Rome– seeing Colosseo and Il Foro Romano for the first time were awe-inspiring, and I miss walking around the city everyday. Best of luck on your journey& keep writing. So great to read! πŸ™‚

  4. Hello,
    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my question. I had found the pdf for the Pimsleur Italian Transcript for the Italian 1 audio section. I was wondering if it would be possible to get the rest of the transcripts for the Pimsleur Italian course? Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.

    1. My goodness, Evie! I’ve been away a while. I plan on starting up again very soon. To answer your question, the transcripts were all taken down due to copywrite issues. Upon reflection, I get it. Having readily available transcripts of the CDs would allow everyone on the planet to completely remake Pimsleur’s product. I think they have a great product and respect what they do. Best of luck to you.

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