Same day, twice. With Sophia still sick we decided to take it easy and let her rest in the house. That meant that Corey took Isabel to the market, to lunch and to the pool. At one point they also attempted to go to the farm at Casa Caponetti but they missed the turn and […]Read More Days 11 and 12 – Groundhog Day – Italian Style
We packed up the car and drove to Siena to meet Mindy (Corey’s sister) and Mark (her husband) and their family. The drive was gorgeous, through Chianti and the Tuscan hills. The girls even abandoned their Leapsters instead tuning into When You’re Engulfed in Flames, the audio book by David Sedaris that we were listening […]Read More Day 9 – Siena – (All About La Famiglia)
We awoke to cloudy skies and a very decent hotel breakfast. Even though it looked like rain, and did start to drizzle, the clouds were a welcome sight after so much unrelenting sun and heat. We had a very ambitious day trying to fit in everything. We started at a mask making shop called Papier […]Read More Day 6 – Venice, Venice and more Venice (the tourist throngs cannot spoil this town)
So we were prepared for the disaster that would be our daughters this morning. They fell asleep around midnight and woke up hyper and nutty at 7:30. So much for that red eye flight making the jet lag thing easy. Friday is market day in Tuscania so we headed out to load up on fresh […]Read More Day Three – Tuscania and Lake Bolsena (whining sounds the same in Italy)
I thought nothing could be a better sign of great things ahead than my daughters sleeping 12 1/2 hours our first night here. Still jet-lagged and starving we stumbled down to breakfast. I put on a pot of hot water since tea is my caffeine source of choice, even here in the land of endless […]Read More Day Two – Tuscania and the day my husband was almost impaled
We had a really good flight all things considered. It was the first time my daughters flew on an overnight flight and I have to say I’m a fan of that 10pm flight. Its late enough that they conked out, and long enough that they got about 7 hours of sleep. (thanks to some preflight […]Read More Day One – Arrive Rome, Drive to Tuscania!