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Rainy Sunday in Italy

This morning Spencer and I woke up to the sound of a raging river.  Two straight days of deluge have had a huge impact on the Lima River here in Bagni di Lucca.   The rains have doubled the size of the Lima and created fast flowing currents.  Luckily, the downpour subsided long enough to read more…


Lucca Comic Con

Where can you find Batman, Superman, Captain Jack Sparrow plus thousands of other heroes, villains, comic book and movie characters all in one place?  This time of year, only Lucca, Italy.  While enjoying our Italian vacation Spencer lived out his ultimate fantasy, to attend Lucca’s Comic Con.  Each year the city of Lucca, Italy holds one read more…


Perfect Start to Our Italian Vacation

Spencer and I have now enjoyed two weeks in Tuscany.  Hard to believe we’re halfway through our month long vacation in Bagni di Lucca.  Limited wifi and a very busy schedule put a hold on publishing our adventures, until now.  Since mid-October Spencer and I have hiked through nearby village towns, enjoyed mind-blowingly delicious meals, read more…


Hurricane Matthew: The Party Crasher

Two months ago we decided to drive down to Florida in early October to celebrate Gregg’s 50th birthday with his family.  Little did we know Hurricane Matthew would crash his birthday plans.  We knew the approaching storm could impact the east coast of Florida and more importantly his family’s homes. We decided to make the read more…







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