Archive for 2014

Not adjusting well

Tonight a family member in Italy needed me to resend her a picture she had accidentally deleted. It was of my son Spencer and her dog, Daisy.  The camera flash made Daisy look more like Cujo. I can’t help but laugh every time I look at that photo. But trying to find it was torture. read more…



The long road home

Spencer and I woke up Wednesday in Milan, Italy and went to bed in Carmel,  Indiana. It was a long day of travel. I have to admit I shed a few tears upon leaving Italy. But we had a nice surprise to start our journey. The Captain of our long haul flight came out to read more…





Festival Sunday

Today the town of Maiori celebrated the Festival of St. Peter. Spencer and I ran into the marching band around 9 a.m on the sea front. But the major festivities kicked off about 9 pm. First fireworks lit up the skies, then a procession lined the Corsa Regina. It’s wonderful to experience small festivals like read more…


Home away from home

I’m sure that everyone has a favorite vacation spot. Mine is Maiori,  Italy. I cannot say enough good things about this beachside community. I have never once felt like a tourist. I’m greeted with “buongiorno” and “buona sera” by total strangers every morning and evening. The people of Maiori are welcoming and kind. I have read more…


Return to my slice of paradise

Spencer and I have returned to Maiori. I abandoned our plans to travel to several other cities,  including Siena,  Bagni di Lucca and Genoa when my husband’s work schedule gave him a few days off.  It’s been 9 years since Gregg has been back to Maiori. He really wanted to return and Spencer and I read more…


David and The Gates of Paradise

One of the most iconic symbols of the Italian renaissance stands in the Academia Gallery in Florence. Michelangelo’s David is an awe inspiring sight. I highly recommend either visiting the museum the moment it opens or taking part in a guided tour. Otherwise be prepared for very long lines. Spencer and I booked a walking read more…


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