The Victory Pose

Study: The Pose of a Champion is Innate (from - It turns out that the stereotypical image of a victor — head tilted back, chest puffed out and arms in the air — may be an innate human response to success. A new study found that blind athletes who have never seen such a … Continue reading The Victory Pose

Request for Positive Vibes

Here's the deal...  Back in September or October, the G-man's company posted an announcement for an opening in their Buenos Aires office.  Figuring the odds were not in his favor, but keeping our fingers crossed all the same, he put in for it.  You know how it is.  You really want something, but don't think … Continue reading Request for Positive Vibes

Hello World!!

What happened to me?  Where have I been?  Geez, I am asking myself the very same thing. I have not posted since our last day in Rome, October 22, 2013.  Nine months later, to the day, here I am.  And, uh, no.  I didn't have a baby.  But now that I think of it, I have … Continue reading Hello World!!

Day 18 – Rome on Foot

Wow.  After our little Twilight Stroll with Walks of Italy last night, we decided that we wanted to try to retrace our steps and take pictures of some of the things we saw on the walk.  We also decided that Rome is so full of things that interest us that we would make ourselves insane … Continue reading Day 18 – Rome on Foot

Day 17 – Off to Rome

We were up early this morning as we were turning in the key to the apartment at 0815.  It was pouring rain when we woke up which did not bode well for all the walking we were going to have to do within the next few hours.  I checked the weather radar and all of central Italy from … Continue reading Day 17 – Off to Rome

Days 15 & 16 – Some More Montepulciano

DAY 15 Thursday was an easy going day in Montepulciano.  We took a food inventory, figured out what we needed to make two more breakfasts, two more lunches, and two more dinners.  We made our list and walked over to the Conad.  I managed to put only one extraneous chocolate thing in our basket!  We came back … Continue reading Days 15 & 16 – Some More Montepulciano

Day 14 – Sovana, Another Etruscan Necropolis, and an Accidental Visit to Pitigliano

This morning we set out to see some more Etruscan tombs situated southwest of Montepulciano in the area of Pitigliano.  We never take the same road twice if we can help it and today was no different.  This lead us to experience some Italian mountain driving that made me hold my breath a few times. One … Continue reading Day 14 – Sovana, Another Etruscan Necropolis, and an Accidental Visit to Pitigliano