28 August 2014

walk with me



Went for a walk with my main man.
Brought my DSLR.
Man, I live in a beautiful place.

26 August 2014

summer 2014 snapshots | the big 3

Florence

Naples (Pompeii)


Rome

Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about how much ground we covered. I hoped to give them a glimpse of places that we love, as well as some "must see's" of Italy. Next time, which I am hoping is sooner rather than later, we can be a bit more focused in our exploration and resort back to the way we like to travel ... slowly. However, we didn't even visit Sicily or Abruzzo or Umbria or Tuscany or Puglia! Mamma Mia.

And then there is France. All of it.

They just need to move here, obviously. 

........
PS. No gladiators (blond-headed cousins) were harmed in the Colloseum.
PPS. The camera ban has been lifted at the Accademia in Florence.
PPPS. Hire a guide at Pompeii. 


25 August 2014

summer 2014 snapshots | 5 Terre












We took them to the Cinque Terre, an area of Italy none of us had ever visited previously. I think it is safe to say that neither Richard nor I will be visiting that area of Italy again. If you want the details, send me an email.
The End.
PS. We were not robbed or treated poorly.


24 August 2014

summer 2014 snapshots | cliff jumping


We went down to the river.
The ice-cold river.
The ice-cold river that formed a deep gorge.
There were cliffs.
Some jumped, some did not jump.
It was equally frigid for all.


I am not a jumper.



More details about the river:
That time we went and the sun was shining, and it was still frigid

23 August 2014

summer 2014 snapshots | wine tasting with kids!


The count let us taste his wines and see his cellar.
When was the last time you chatted with someone with that title?

(He'll chat with you, too!)