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About ssteven2

I'm a reader, writer, swimmer, and school librarian. I love my summers so I can travel.

Una Avventura in Croazia

Okay, no more Italian. Anne and I have another night here in Trogir, and so I am going to see if I can’t begin a blog post of our 60th birthday reunion ebike cruise on Islandhopping.com or islenhupfen.com, a German … Continue reading

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L’ultimo Giorno a Montepulciano

This morning I am blogging to distract myself from travel anxiety. We soon drive to Chiusi, return rental car, catch train to Rome, then another train to the airport, and then I make a tight flight. I have prayed to … Continue reading

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Un giro a Pienza e San Quirico d’Orcia

This afternoon was so much fun. Sandra and I drove in the car with Judy, a woman from Australia who speaks Italian beautifully, and Barbara, the young woman in my intermediate class who studies Italian at Yale. It’s great for … Continue reading

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Sentiero Vin Santo

Sandra and Kurt had read about and tried to find the VinSanto Trail two years ago. We asked Maria, our hostess, about it, and she kindly offered to hike it with us. What we didn’t know us that we would … Continue reading

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Siamo a Montemareno

We are having a weekend adventure. After class yesterday we took a bus to Chiusi to rent a car for the week. School was getting out, and the station was full of teenagers. We felt like the field trip chaperones, … Continue reading

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Una Passeggiata nella Campagna

Too tired for text. We had a great hike to Montefollonico.

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Dare alla luce un bambino

Dare all luce un bambino means to have a baby. The literal translation: to give the light to a baby. Che bello! Last night we celebrated Sandra’s compleanno (Birthday) at Osteria del Borgo with delicious food and a great view. … Continue reading

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