Sinking and Stinking but Ever Charming

I have never had a desire to go to Venice before. I never thought that it was worth a visit, until I was there. The first time that I looked out across the city from the top of its lone parking garage, I knew that I would never want to leave this magical Italian city. […]

When in Rome!

No excuses! I have slacked terribly in writing this blog since we’ve been home. I know all of you have been devastated by the absence of our posts. We left you in suspense with so many unanswered questions! Did we ever make it through Italy? Did Mom enlarge her purse meat collection? Was Dad able […]

Under the Cortona Sun

Everyone in my family was exhausted after spending a few weeks in Europe. I know it sounds stupid saying that we were tired from vacationing, but it is tiring being away from the comforts of home and the predictability of every day life. The inability to communicate, a big car on small windy roads and […]

Is There a Pig in the Pool?

The sun seems to shine closer to the earth in Provence. I think it is so that it can smell the lavender fields. Southern France is envied for its soft sunlight that seems to shine warmer and creates specks of gold in the air in the late afternoon. Provence is also famous for its expansive […]

The Tradition of Entertainment.

As we have traveled and shared pictures we have received a few requests from our friends back home for certain pictures or things from Europe. One of those requests was a desire for pictures of street performers. After only seeing one true street performer in Paris and just one pair of sisters in the whole […]

Dinner Roulette

Anna and I know very limited French. We can say things like “I would like” or “the check please”, but when it comes to deciphering a French menu, we’re completely useless. Our inability to understand the menus here has been the source of much confusion and has helped us to create a fun new game. […]

So-long for Now Paris

“Rain’s very important. That’s when Paris smells its sweetest.” Audrey Hepburn I was unaware that Paris in the rain is actually a very iconic occurrence. Many people believe that Paris is the most beautiful in the rain and while I can’t necessarily say I agree I must say it is quite enchanting; it’s so picturesque […]

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