Fun in Italy with My Sister-Friends

Just spent  two wonderful weeks  traveling alone with my 13 year old granddaughter Laila.  From Rome to  Abruzzo  to our Tuscany farm followed by a  fabulous  week with friends at their  tuscan seashore home before going  off to  romantic Venice. There  daughter  Michelle joined us and then led us to a new and exciting  experience  to Croatia.

 

Laila-s first night in Venice (1) Love this girl (1) With our friends for a week in Castiglioncello IMG_2750  Michelle arranged 5 great days in Croatia (1)IMG_3096

We three ladies had so much fun that it reminded me of great  friends I refer to as my family of sisters that have given me such wonderful memories together on both sides of the Atlantic. I feel  very fortunate living where I want to live and be visited by all my wonderful friends from across the ocean. Is it Italy? Is it away from the pressures of home? Is it  having fun with only ladies? Whatever it is we seem  to laugh alot, have loads of fun doing nothing special other than enjoying the simple pleasures of life in Italy.

No men allowed, Call us next week, maybe.

No men allowed, Call us next week, maybe.

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Shirley gets a pizza lesson and then he is out the door.

Have no idea what in the world we were doing

Have no idea what in the world we were doing

Elizabeth's eyeballs ready to drop.

Elizabeth’s eyeballs ready to drop.

Early riser gets the first cup of coffee,

Early riser gets the first cup of coffee

Didn't know you would love the eggs that much

Didn’t know you would love the eggs that much

Desert ladies enjoying Cinque Terre.

Palm Desert ladies enjoying the sea at Portovenere.

Can you image if we drank?

Can you image if we drank?

Barbara they are suppose to burn, then you peal it off

Barbara they are suppose to burn, then you peal it off

AT 3 am we are still full of vigor

AT 3 am we are still full of vigor

After our week, Lela goes to Paris to manage hotels.

After our week, Lela goes to Paris to manage hotels.

So they said they never smoked, Umm

So they said they never smoked, Umm

Fun with the ladies in the kitchen.

Fun with the ladies in the outside kitchen.

Opera Pacific Week of Culture with the Opera Board.

Opera Pacific Week of Culture with the Opera Board.

She may be crazy but must say loads of fun

She may be crazy but must say loads of fun

 

 

 

The Australian Ladies kiss the wrong Mr Furti.

The Australian Ladies had to meet a man at the train station, They learned how to kiss and kiss on greeting,  He kissed back, Then he boarded the train with a smile, They realized it was not Mr Furti they were suppose to meet.

Those Italian ladies  hate to wash forks

Those Italian ladies hate to wash forks

Tomorrow can't be better than today

Tomorrow can’t be better than today

 

Ok Ladies, I shall get back to you.

Ok Ladies, I shall get back to you.

Tonight we dress for carnival

Tonight we dress for carnival

You can't hide. He will find you

You can’t hide. He will find you

He found her

He found her

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a week decided maybe a few men could be invited, ssssso

After a week decided maybe a few men could be invited, so

 

got some cowbow hats and had a party

got some cowboy hats and had a party

a little dance music helps as well.

a little dance music helps as well.

Fun being a cow girl.

Fun being a cow girl.

never met him before but he is fun.

never met him before but he is fun.

 Hats can change a person

Hats can change a person

she was shy before this

She was shy before this

 

 

1She breaks her angle and laughs non stop

Janet breaks her ancle and can not stop laughing, The doctors said they never saw anything like this.

 wonder what she is on.

wonder what she is on.

still laughing...

still laughing…

still laughing

still laughing

I refuse to get into that Italian chair.

Had to wheel her out but she refused to get into that Italian chair.

Love the attention

Love the attention

 

 

ma queste donne sono pazze (  crazy ladies all they do is laugh)

ma questa donna è pazza! Ma che cavolo sta facendo? Si è rotta una gamba e ride… ( crazy lady, breaks a leg and doesn’t stop laughing.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needed some fresh air in  Rome so went out to help the trash collectors at 2 am.

Needed some fresh air in Rome so went out to help the trash collectors at 2 am.

Melinda having trouble painting her carnival face

Melinda having trouble painting her carnival face

karen joins me for an International, all expensive cooking week in Liguria

Karen joins me for an International Cooking competition, for an all expensive paid week  in Cinque Terre

Janet what you make me buy, I shall never use this cape.

Janet what you make me buy, I shall never use this thing, and I never have..

Janet and Renato peaking into my room

Janet and Renato peaking into my room

singing while cooking

singing while cooking

 

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Guests at the Tasca Vineyard  Estate in Sicily

Guests at the Tasca Vineyard Estate in Sicily

My scandinavian sisters (tuscany girls) for 25 years we have had monthly dinners. Here they join me in Portovenere, Italy

My Scandinavian sisters (tuscany girls) for 25 years we have had monthly dinners. Here they join me in Portovenere, Italy

Melinda's girls ate the whole container

Melinda’s girls ate the whole container

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mignatti

 

Ialians love those tomatoes

Ialians love those tomatoes

 

ladies having fun in the kitchen (1)

 

Croatia (2)

Venerina my right hand for 15 years

Erna in the kitchen

Erna, a sister-friend for over  40 years

 

ladies having fun in the kitchen

Rusty, a sister-friend of over 40 years as well

 

Still one of the very best weeks years ago, Four great friends enjoyed Rome to, Venice for carnival, and then a long night when two forgot to get off the train.

Still one of the very best weeks, years ago, Four great friends enjoyed Rome to Venice for carnival, and then a long night when two forgot to get off the train at midnight.

 

Now this is when we might miss the men.
Now this is when we might miss the men.

 

Next month we cross the Atlantic to the Pacific to see life with my sister-friends in California.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Fun in Italy with My Sister-Friends

  1. Hi Lucy, I am planning to take George for dinner when I come back from San Francisco on the 19th. He says he will be ready to go out after that.

    It is still very hot here. I have had a friend here from Geneva—-fun but busy!

    I keep getting “stuff” from Sharon Lesk (a friend), via Linked In, inviting me to link up with you. You probably know nothing about this, and Shannon probably does not know either. i think that it is Linked In promotion, but i do not do Linked In, so I deleted it!!!

    The kids are happily back here. Victor has a job in La Jolla, but Becky is finding it hard to find one, and they really need the money!

    Loved all your news. Love to all Mary

    Mary Roosevelt 333

  2. Happy Birthday my friend and ” sister”, love to see you when you come to calif, tell me when?Hugs Eva Love your fun loving pictures! Italy is the most fun place to go!!

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