|my happy place|
we survived the hurricane in the northeast and got power back just in time to jump in the car and head to the airport for a fortnight of sun, wine and pasta in Italia. (forgetting all the misery of broken trees and dangling wires) the weather was incredible....like summer! sunny and warm everyday ....the sweet aroma of ripe figs and grapes waiting for the harvest.
lazy.... long mornings of sleeping in, sipping coffee and lounging by the pool....a quick shower then off to the city or a wonderful hill town for some exploring (just as the Giotto tour buses head out of town) and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Have been back home for a full week but if I close my eyes I can still smell those figs and conjure up the feeling of that sunshine...hear the squeaky tractor and the rooster that has no idea what time it is............
Join the adventure after the jump:
Luminaria de Santa Croce Lucca.....those wonderful donuts "frate"!!!
|making the frate real time|
|Brit with Dario|
|My favorite little hole in the wall restaurant in Florence...|
|we had assorted plates for dessert..oh my it was wonderful...look at those berries!|
|the bounty of the food market in florence|
|fending off tourists trying to serve the regular customers...they have coke...what|
|which bottle of balsamic vinegar to buy?|