A walk before sundown

October 1, 2010
What lies down the hill and around the bend?When we stop for a moment and look down, simple beauty abounds.Looking up to the sky has its own pleasures.Slowly survey the...

Intro to slow travel & to Acqui Terme

October 1, 2010
Charming apartment balcony with trompe l'oeil window above balcony in Acqui Terme"What cities are you seeing on this trip?"It's only natural to ask that of someone...

Italian vineyard morning

September 30, 2010
Vineyard in the morning. How would it be if every morning when you came downstairs, you were greeted with this sight?And what if breakfast were served on a terrace that...

Ciao! from Italia

September 29, 2010
It was 17+ hours door-to-door, but it went by in a flash.Onboard at SFO, our Air France pilot to Paris gave us the flight prognosis."I yam an optimeest by nature," he...

PS: regarding our trip

September 28, 2010
If you weren't visiting the blog last year during our trip, here are those posts, starting here and going forward for about 10 days or so. Lots of photography and...

On our way today: Italia!

September 28, 2010
We leave for Italy today and we're returning to the Piemonte. Again this year, we'll stay at Baur B&B, a place my husband fell in love with last September.Badly in...

Countdown clock: uno

September 27, 2010
Less than 24...

Countdown clock: deuces

September 27, 2010
Email to our petsitter: checkCleaned out refrigerator: checkRan a last load of laundry: checkTook a load of stuff to the new house: checkPlayed with the dogs:...

Countdown clock: 3 days

September 26, 2010
Totally packed. Yes, it helped that we were in Acqui last year and know what we'll be doing on this week-long retreat. Just odds and ends left to put in the suitcase...

Countdown clock: 4 days

September 25, 2010
Eying the suitcase warily as I talk to myself. It ain't gonna pack itself. This time don't pack too much. For God's sake, don't forget the adaptors. Or passports....

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