Cycling in the Italian Alps. Wow. Sounds exciting and exotic. What bragging rights we could have! Best of all, I see the bike tour will end on the very day my sister and her family leave Rome. We can spend time with them in Florence and Venice. First, I must convince my husband. “Yes, of … Continue reading Biking the Italian Alps
A good read: Pompeii, by Robert Harris One of our tour guides recommended Robert Harris's book Pompeii––a fun and easy way to learn some real facts about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that buried the city of Pompeii. This novel, based on archeological findings, takes place over the four days of volcanic activity; it's … Continue reading Pompeii
We’ve been home from Italy for a few days now and I need to write up my stories. But are there any stories? We had no mishaps – the trip nice, the weather perfect. I may have nothing more interesting than a travel brochure description. “Do you want anything from Costco?” My husband, putting together … Continue reading Where Has My Mind Gone?