...though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. (John Howard Payne, 1823)
First, thank you. To our family, to new friends and old, thank you.
You made this trip so much more than we'd hoped; your presence and comments strengthened and encouraged us.
Last night, we slept in our own bed. This afternoon, we raked pine needles from our driveway in the crisp, autumn air. This evening, we'll pop popcorn and watch a movie, curled up in our favorite chairs.
It is good to be home.
After we unpack and remind our bodies of a new time zone, we have things to do.
First, to cook! We had many wonderful dishes on this journey that I can't wait to recreate. If you like to cook, come visit me at pinchandswirl.com.
Second, we have a writing project to finish.
There are many thorough guides and online resources about Italy. They overwhelmed us at first, but inspired us once we had a basic plan.
Early in our trip design, we looked for a simple starting point - a brief, specific framework of practical details distilled in one place. We never found one. So, we decided to write it ourselves. We're writing a one-week plan for each city we visited with options to combine them (for Kindle and mobile devices). We hope to help similarly inclined couples to resolve tedious details quickly giving them more time for creative planning.
When the desire 'to go' sprouts again, we hope you'll be with us. For now, we'd love to hear from you or answer your questions - send us a note by clicking 'contact us' at the top.
Until next time...
Oh My!!!!! what a wonderful journey I've taken with you today thru your travels in Italy.
As I told you earlier, I am planning a trip in sept and have set tuscany and umbria as my main destinations............but now I'm certainly thinking of taking some of your routes. I have to get my map out and see if I can include some of the places you went.
Also, will definitely check out your travel guide as well!
Seeing that you wrote so clearly of each day's travel gives me the idea to start a new blog to do the same. The blog I write now is mostly a diary of our lives so my children will be able to tell their children what our family did at any given day of the month of the year. They love it. I have each yr printed out into a soft cover book and they keep them in their homes to often pull them out to read. I think a special "Italy" blog will fit the ticket well. We also sail our sailboat several months of the yr and I keep another blog just for that. whew...lots of writing! But clearly, the best way to journal!!
thank you so much for all of your ideas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I'm off to check your other blog now!!
I thoroughly enjoyed following you around Italy - you made it real! Glad you are home safe and sound 🙂
Loved having you here Krista.
You both are absolutely amazing and will write the perfect resource for anyone who is considering a trip to Italy. I know I would buy it but its likely that when we plan our Italy trip, we will be taking you with us! ;o)
Your final photo is marvelous. Imagine: that same half moon is shining on the Dolomites tonight.
Welcome home. Liisa and I look forward to meeting up with you before too many more 65-days pass.
Thank you Gordon. Yes - we look forward to see you and Liisa.
Welcome back! Looooove the book idea- sure sounds like you are qualified to do it. I think it's great that you found a void and are filling it.
Crisp- yeah, that's a word for it, all right.
Thanks Thom. Can't wait to swap stories...
Glad you are home safe. What a wonderful travel-blog you've kept; your photographs are simply amazing.
Thanks so much Mary. Glad you were here...