Category Archives: Happiness

Seen Around Nagaur

We arrived at our rather fabulous hotel, the Ranvas, in Nagaur around 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  The Ranvas is built within the incredibly lovely Ahhichatragarh Fort and it is truly beautiful. After a wonderful lunch that included raw vegetable salads and … Continue reading

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A Lot o’ Gelato

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

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In the Kitchen in Orvieto

  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

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Happy Birthday, Ted

At least I think it’s your birthday.  We spent the day celebrating your birth by driving in a new direction from Narni under gloriously blue skies. I had read a little  e-newsletter about a very humble restaurant near Ponzano Romano … Continue reading

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Pasta and Politics

  I have spent the past almost four weeks not thinking about the news back home and, particularly, about election news.  My brief respite from such things came to a screeching stop on Thursday morning when all four of us … Continue reading

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Fase Dieci (Phase 10)

Dave and Claire just set off to Rome to pick up two friends before heading up to Tuscany for the next phase of their travels.  But speaking of phases: During the week that we were together here in Narni, we … Continue reading

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Rambles Around Narni

  Travels here are not all about running around the countryside; some days we stick here in Narni and just wander up and down the little streets that make up this town, which we are liking more the more we … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You, Again

  Sometimes, you have friends that you don’t see very often;  sometimes, you have friends who live very far away; sometimes, you have friends who don’t speak the same language as you; sometimes, you have friends you don’t even know … Continue reading

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Gelato, Anyone?

That really should be “gelato, everyone,” as an imperative. When in Pienza, a person must not miss tasting the delectable gelato at Buon Gusto gelateria.  It is located off the main street on Via Case Nuove right between numbers 24 … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Three: We Didn’t

One of the nice things about being a person of a certain age is knowing that one doesn’t always have to do everything according to some master plan.  As we were slogging our way up the final approach to the … Continue reading

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