Wednesday, September 15, 2010


No, not the horses at Churchill Downs - US!  We're leaving in a few days for the vacation of a lifetime - six weeks in Italy followed by a 15 night transatlantic cruise back to the states!  We had planned to take a month or two to travel around Italy after we old our house but the timing just didn't work out in the spring so we're doing it now.  We'll get to visit with old friends and meet new ones, see familiar places and lots and lots of new places too.  We'll be visiting the Cinque Terre, Genoa and Turin, then spending a week up in the Piemonte region.  Emilia/Romagna will take up another full week, as will Puglia, and in between we'll be staying in Umbria, our home for so many years.  We're so excited, not just to be going back to Italy, but also to be able to visit some of the places we were never able to visit while we lived there. 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


We received this "Welcome Friends" plaque, made in Deruta, from our good friends Greg and Marguerite.  It was just what the front door needed! 

The other door plaque with our name was made here in Louisville at LOUISVILLE STONEWARE. We received it when we bought our very first house back in 1990.