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Welcome to Italy!

It is said that there are two types of people in the world: those who are Italian and those who wish they were!  After our visit to Italy four years ago, I fell into the second category.  I have to be honest...going to Italy was never on my list of things to do, but when our daughter ended up going there for a semester of college, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet up with her at semester's end and do the tourist thing.

Back in 2008, Dani went to study in Orvieto, learning oil painting and rock carving, poor baby!  I wrote about our whole trip for a blog network that had hired me, but when they unceremoniously dumped all their writers a few years later, I thought I had lost everything.  I was heartbroken.  But just recently I came across some old files and found that I had actually saved it all!  Yay!!  Need I say anything more about backing up your important work and documents?

Even though these pictures and stories are old, I'm going to post them anyway.  My memories haven't changed, but they have faded, and I really want to be able to share these things with you all before they get any older.

Our story starts in Orvieto, in the Umbrian countryside... 

The rock carving project

Dani's piece

The Monastery where the students stayed

The whole gang from the Italy semester

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Nancy said…
What a marvelous opportunity! It is number one on my list of where I want to go.