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Tutti Giorni

The whole time we were in Italy, I was posting pictures and stories about our weekends.  It occurred to me that I didn’t get to give you insight as to what our normal weekdays look like.  The weekends there were extraordinary.  The weekdays, on the other hand, were fairly run-of-the-mill.  Well, with the exception that… Continue reading Tutti Giorni

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Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino

So much history, so much wealth, so much foccocia and pesto, so much beauty.  That sums up our weekend in the Italian Riviera.  I knew that we had to get to the Mediterranean before going back to Chicago for the winter and this was our last chance to do it.  So we packed up the car… Continue reading Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino

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A Weekend of Snails and Fast Cars

We have been dragging the kids to many an Italian trattoria for lengthy lunches and dinners.  Vance drinks water out of wine glasses and uses big utensils that can hardly fit into his tiny mouth.  The meals have been fantastic…to an adult…but to a three year old it must be a bit of a bore. … Continue reading A Weekend of Snails and Fast Cars

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Guida di un auto in Italia (Driving a car in Italy)

I have been driving around Italy now for a few weeks.  I had to get an automatic car because my abilities to learn how to drive a manual transmission are fogged by too much wine and gnoccho fritto.  And flourless chocolate cake with mascarpone cream…sorry got off track, this is not a post about Italian… Continue reading Guida di un auto in Italia (Driving a car in Italy)