Thursday, October 18, 2007

What a Trip!!!

Whew! We are back from Italy and I can honestly say...I have a new love in my life and it is in the Umbrian region of Italy. We had a wonderful time...so much to see and learn. Of course there was never a lack of food, wine or activity. We had an absolute blast and I truly want to go back very soon! I've decided to take some classes in Italian for our next trip so I can better understand the lovely people of Italy, it truly makes them happy when you can speak even just a little "poco" Italian...and believe me...I spoke very little, but did learn some things along the way! The people we came in contact with were absolutely the most giving and loving folks you could want to meet. We stayed at a villa that has been in our hosts family for over 400 years...and they treated us all just like their own family. It was truly the best...I will post more about it later on and let you know some of the places we visited and some of the things we did.

Now I must catch up on reading my emails, mail and catch up on all my blog family...Until I can post please enjoy some of these pictures



Vatican City...St. Peter's Basillica...incredible!!! I learned so much and found that there was way more to see than one could ever attempt in a day...our guide who was American but has duel citizenship was amazing...she really knew her stuff!! She had such passion for all that was there to see and truly loved her job...that made it very meaningful to us...again...I can't say it enough TRULY AMAZING!!!










Sweet hubbin and I atop the Basillicia in Siena...Tuscany's most enchanting medieval city...its nearby arch rival is Florence. Gorgeous city!










A gorgeous little city atop of a hill in Spoleto...some great shopping, too...so much to see and do...we never had enough time! ....again...Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful...

by the way...what little Italian I did pick up I learned...the most important word one needs to know while shopping...is...Quanto/Quanti...how much? and how many???







11 comments:

joan said...

Hey, your back! What great pictures! Makes me want to go back also. Can't wait to see some more pictures. Glad you had a good time!
Welcome Home.

justabeachkat said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're back!

Girl, you were missed. I can't wait to hear all about it and, of course, see more photos. I am sooo jealous. My husband and I loved Italy and want to go back so bad. Lately every time we turn around, we run into someone who has just returned from Italy or is about to go. Boo Hoo! We can't go until we sell some property...and nothing is selling right now.

Welcome home. Catch your breath and then give us the scoop on all you did and saw.

Hugs!
Kat

Lallee said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. I was in Italy when I was 18. That was a looonnnngggg time ago!

Terri and Bob said...

ooo I am glad you are back. I have been checking your blog every day! My daughter lived in Italy for a summer and says the exact same thing as you. Makes me want to go!

Was this for work or vacation?

Sandi McBride said...

We are so glad you are home! I knew you would love Italy...who wouldn't? The food, while not like OUR Italian food, is still delish, make your mouth water, lol
welcome home!!!

Lavender Chick said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Glad you had a good time and hope you are home feeling rested and with a new, fun-filled zest for life!

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! Stop by my blog when you get a chance....I've left you a sweet treat!

Hugs!
Kat

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a dream trip, I am envious! I'll be back to see & read more....can't wait to hear ALL about it. The food...I wanna know more.

Sandi McBride said...

I keep coming in and the pictures look new each time, so wanted to make a comment and not just be a hog at the trough, as it were...so lovely...next time you have to go to Switzerland. Have tooooo...also, if you could, please say a quick "Thy Will be done for Joey Andrus" as God is holding him in His Hand right now, but things are not looking good...I feel He may take Joey home very soon..

Susie Q said...

She's BACK!! Yippee!

Missed you!! I am so glad you had such a sweet trip!! I hope to visit this place in the next 5 years. It is something I have promised myself!
Loved seeing all your photos and you and your husband look so cute and happy...what a fantastic trip to share with each other.

Hugs and smiles,
Sue

tina said...

well, I've missed you, you funny girl! your photos of you and your love are just so sweet, he is handsome, and you my dear...your beautiful! I'm glad ya'll had a good time and made wonderful memories and pictures...welcome home girlfriend! Tina