Lessons Learned – some pleasant, some not

Last night G-man and I were out walking when we decided to stop by our favorite produce place.  Why is it our fav?  Well, because it's close to our apartment, the produce is beautiful, and, most importantly, the people who work there are WONDERFUL! First off, for the unfamiliar, buying produce here is a different process … Continue reading Lessons Learned – some pleasant, some not

Random Observations on Our New Life in Buenos Aires

Here we are into our eighth week living in Buenos Aires.  Right up front I have to say we haven't put much effort into truly becoming invested in and exploring our new home town.  When we arrived in mid-October, we knew we were going back to the States 1st December to see our son wed … Continue reading Random Observations on Our New Life in Buenos Aires

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

Day 13 – More Montepulciano

We had a beautiful day in Montepulciano.  The weather cooperated for the most part.  Actually, the rain stayed away until about 17:00.  We had just been sitting at a table in the grand piazza talking to Jay from Texas, said our good-byes and the drops started.  The grand piazza is at the very top of … Continue reading Day 13 – More Montepulciano