Monthly Archives: December 2010

Italy – Siena (day 2)

Dec 12, 2010 | | 1 comment

Jeanie and I started our day with a couple of hours of extra sleep.  This was to be a slower day in Siena followed by a bit of excitement on our trip to Rome.  Siena is a medieval Tuscan city, rich with art and history in addition to the beautiful country we saw on our […more]

Italy – Siena (day 1)

Dec 11, 2010 | | 1 comment

Now that our trip is a couple of weeks in the past, the view from a distance (in both geography and time) makes certain parts of it fade and other stand out.  Our visit to Siena was and still is my favorite part of the trip.  I could have spent the week there and been […more]

Italy – Venice

Dec 4, 2010 | | 2 comments

This blog post was originally posted on my blog site. In case the audio does not translate well into Facebook or email world, you can click this link to see the original. As I prepared to write about our trip to Venice this morning, I saw this news story about Venice having extreme  flooding.  We were […more]

Italy – Preparations

Dec 3, 2010 | | 2 comments

My sister-in-law, Cathryn calls me a few weeks ago and says she’s thinking of going to Italy for Thanksgiving and would Jeanie and I like to come too.  She probably would have called Jeanie, but since she had worked the night before, she was sleeping.  I said, it sounded like fun and that we would […more]