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Although I haven't blogged until now, we did actually make it to Lucca on Tuesday. :)
There's going to be a lot of pictures and not too many words on this blog entry for catch-up purposes; as it is, I started this Friday and am finishing on Saturday morning. Today we're taking a wine and olive-oil making tour of the town of Montecarlo, but more on that later.
The flights were good, if always too long, though I ...
“The bus went to the garage. We’ll check it out. The driver is having lunch. Come back after three.”
It’s 1:30pm. Michael has to wait on tenterhooks until them. Somehow or other he accompanies us in good humour. At three on the dot he’s back at the bus station. We wait on the top of the wall for his return to see what happens. At about twenty past three he reappears grinning all over.
“It was still in the ...
... for the 1st arrivals. Had a great coffee & some lunch. The visit to Lucca Train Station toilet was very interesting. Think of a hole & 2 foot positions! Picked up Sandy & Heather & managed to find our way to the Villa. Once again there were many "move to the left" remarks in various tones & wording! Dropped the girls off & made our way back to pick up Heather & Sue. Decided to stop off ...
Paul also tested the local supermarket system, blissfully heading into the preferred customer queues and causing chaos. It appears that if you are a "member", you can total your own groceries as you shop, then go through an express payment sytem and exit. Paul was none of these and went nowhere fast. Survived to tell the tale, even returning with the list completed.
On one of our excursions town, into Palazzo Pfanner, ...
... are so many people who are riding to work and I can walk to school, stop and have an espresso before getting to class. It is just now that we have jelled as a group and today was awesome as we really all started to push each other along in talking Italian. That is the hardest part! I am starting to get it finally and I feel like I am understanding what is being said. The girls in my class are great and it is amazing how close you can feel with a ...