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.
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.
Shirley gets a pizza lesson and then he is out the door.
Have no idea what in the world we were doing
Elizabeth’s eyeballs ready to drop.
Early riser gets the first cup of coffee
Didn’t know you would love the eggs that much
Palm Desert ladies enjoying the sea at Portovenere.
Can you image if we drank?
Barbara they are suppose to burn, then you peal it off
AT 3 am we are still full of vigor
After our week, Lela goes to Paris to manage hotels.
So they said they never smoked, Umm
Fun with the ladies in the outside kitchen.
Opera Pacific Week of Culture with the Opera Board.
She may be crazy but must say loads of fun
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
Tomorrow can’t be better than today
Ok Ladies, I shall get back to you.
Tonight we dress for carnival
You can’t hide. He will find you
He found her
After a week decided maybe a few men could be invited, so
got some cowboy hats and had a party
a little dance music helps as well.
Fun being a cow girl.
never met him before but he is fun.
Hats can change a person
She was shy before this
Janet breaks her ancle and can not stop laughing, The doctors said they never saw anything like this.
wonder what she is on.
Had to wheel her out but she refused to get into that Italian chair.
Love the attention
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.
Melinda having trouble painting her carnival face
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 thing, and I never have..
Janet and Renato peaking into my room
singing while cooking
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
Melinda’s girls ate the whole container
Ialians love those tomatoes
Venerina my right hand for 15 years
Erna, a sister-friend for over 40 years
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 at midnight.
- 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.