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France in the fallSeptember 5th, 201949 days to go.
And I’m not talking about Tuesday’s gelato consumption! It’s that old time religion that’s the subject of this post. Yep, you got it: Catholicism. What’s with these guys and their need to rub our noses in their wealth and power? … Continue reading
We went back to the sanctuary of Saint Frances, near Greccio, today with Connie and Bob. Generally, I don’t feel much in huge cathedrals and churches other than amazement at the amount of money that was spent. But in the … Continue reading
Not all women in black are terrorists.
This could also be titled, “Gelato, Anyone: Part Two.” Tuesday was a long driving day. We went back up to Montepulciano to visit, and patronize, the copper master. Suffice it to say that we had a very successful trip and … Continue reading
After a long away day on Sunday, we decided to stick close to home on Monday. In aid of that effort, we arranged to have a private, guided walk around Narni. On our first Narni ramblings with Cindy and Paul … Continue reading
It’s now Thursday, September 29; Bob and Connie arrived last Saturday and we have been having such a good time that I haven’t posted a blog since. Guess I’d better do some catching up. On Sunday, Sept. 25th, the … Continue reading
I was afraid that when I wore my red hat in Rome people would mistake me for a cardinal and would want to kiss my ring or whatever it is that people do when they encounter a cardinal. But it … Continue reading
On Friday we headed west towards Viterbo. Villa Lante in the village of Bagnaia was our primary destination. Villa Lante is another beautiful garden with masses of water works that was created by a 16th century cleric, Cardinal Gambara. … Continue reading
We didn’t go to Rome on Wednesday because the weather really wasn’t at all good. Thursday, however, promised to be fine and, so, we hopped on a train direct to the Eternal City. Once we arrived and made it out … Continue reading