July 10, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

The next stop on our epic US road trip was Nashville.  I’d been to Nashville about 15 years ago and couldn’t wait to see it again, and share it with Nick!  Boy, has Nashville grown in those 15 years! We arrived a few days after the Country Music Awards ended. The whole city was recovering…

June 25, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

We’ve covered a lot of ground on our epic USA road trip.  So far we’ve been to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa.  Most of our time so far has been spent in urban campgrounds.  While urban campgrounds aren’t the most scenic, they’ve given us easy access to some amazing cities. We stayed in the…

June 8, 2018 Lynne 1 comment

Wow!  Has it been three weeks already?  I guess it’s time for our first post from the road.  It’s always hard to say goodbye to family when we set off on a new adventure.  But we waved goodbye with a promise to be home in August for one of our daughters engagement party.   Nick…

January 1, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

What a year we’ve had!   We retired, got rid of (almost) all our stuff, and sold our house.  We spent 5 months in Italy, came home to say goodbye to my Dad, and flew off to Tulum, Mexico for the winter.  From afar, we may look like an adventurous and spontaneous couple.  But the truth…

November 8, 2017 Lynne 4 comments

We arrived in Tulum a month ago after our extended stay in upstate New York visiting family. The past month has been more of a challenge than we ever anticipated. While most of the photos we’ve posted paint a picture of paradise, our initial reality was definitely not paradise. Just like we did in Italy,…

June 30, 2017 Lynne 2 comments

The Vespa is an iconic symbol of “la dolce vita”. Who hasn’t imagined scooting around a charming Italian town on a Vespa? My Vespa fantasy includes a very thin me in a cute designer dress, riding a pink scooter with matching pink helmet, white silk scarf fluttering behind as I scoot along.

June 24, 2017 Lynne No comments exist

Saint Days in Italy are not only times for rituals, celebrations and traditions but they are also handy seasonal reminders, like a bookmark in the calendar. St John the Baptist day or San Giovanni Battista is a perfect example. Celebrated on June 24, it’s a day that signifies midsummer and celebrates the bountiful summer season….