November Wrap Up

There wasn’t much left of November by the time we arrived home from our Italy trip. Especially when you factor in needing to unpack, wash two weeks of laundry, catch up on work, and have Thanksgiving.  We arrived home with very little sleep from the ferry ride on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Daniel headed to …

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Uffizi Gallery

I knew that Italy, especially Florence, would give us opportunities to experience amazing art. My degree is in Fine Art, so I have seen a lot of beautiful Italian works in textbooks. Getting to see some of these works in person was astounding. It’s been several years since I’ve refreshed my knowledge – I was …

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How to make handmade Tuscan Ceramic: a course with a master potter in Montelupo

Y’all. Daniel here. The pottery experience was extremely special. Our guide Matteo was kind, gracious, welcoming, and extremely passionate about their family business. He patiently explained each workstation in their factory, fielded questions big-and-small, and exuded contagious excitement. Younger me would not have believed getting to see this place was possible. The factory has been …

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October Wrap-Up

Since our last update there has been one weekend we were down. We had Jugo headaches and Daniel had a grease burn from making a roux for a black eyed peas and sausage soup he made. So we took a weekend and just rested at home. The soup was delicious. Our dog park friends helped …

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Primošten in October

Primošten is a village on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia between Šibenik (to be explored) and Trogir (see Birthday Week Exploration). In the past the village was located on an islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasion in 1542 it was protected by walls and towers and a draw bridge connected it to …

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