Category Archives: Friends

Milestones and Milestones

Today is May 23rd.  We are at my sister’s home in Kingston,Washington, and are heading back to Salem tomorrow morning, which means our road trip is almost at its end.  We’ve put a lot of miles on our car . … Continue reading

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Arrivederci, Italia

It’s finally time to head home from this wonderful, long Italian interlude.  We are sorry to leave but now that it’s time to go home, we just want to be home.  Instead, we are sitting in the wee hours at … Continue reading

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A Fine Bromance

I told myself I wasn’t going to write this entry but I guess the slice of tuna pizza this  morning pushed me over the edge. Michael and I first stayed in Narni in 2012.  But, before Michael and I had … 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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Fried Food Fest

    Friday saw us back in Stroncone with Bruno as our guide once again.  I had called him as he said I should should I want a return visit.  I feel certain that after our tortured conversation on the … Continue reading

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Explorations From the Center of Italy*

  One of our traveling companions, Paul, came down with a bad cold when we reached Narni and was out for most of the Narni count.  Good friends (and wife) that the rest of us are, we just abandoned him … 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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Walking, Day Four: To San Quirico d’Orcia

Having taken one day off, we couldn’t in good conscience not walk on Tuesday.  But, the day’s walk began about 10 kilometers away from Montalcino in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, which required a taxi ride to Osteria Bassomondo where the walk began. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Relief

We had been wondering if there was any way we could contribute to earthquake relief when we saw these posters plastered around Montalcino.  The community was collecting particular items for the victims of the earthquake and they were hosting a … Continue reading

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Italian Escapades

Part of the inspiration of this trip is the fun that we have had spending time with our friends Paul and Cindy who are from Seattle.  We have shared several escapades with them in the states and we thought it … Continue reading

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