Last week we had the wonderfully good fortune of vacationing in Italy, and spending some quality time with our daughter Molly, who's studying in Florence for the semester. Never having been, everything about the trip was a visual (and gastronomic) grand adventure. Mostly in Florence, with a day's trip to Rome and another to Lucca, staying at a great little Hotel Torna[...]
Last but not least on our Napa vacation. The real secret to the success of our wonderful week away was the incredible research and planning that Liz had done, from picking the right places to stay to the best wineries to visit. My job was just to show up (and I did that quite well).But a couple of days into it I started hearing about the "Calistoga mudbaths" and becam[...]
If you haven't been, Napa and Sonoma are clearly places that you need to put on your list. And so here are a few more snaps from our relaxing and exciting five days on the road.
Liz workin' at it!So Californian! The rest of us will eventually catch up.
Heading home from Napa, very, very slowly. Our flight from SF to JFK was cancelled, seemingly because of the stormy weather in the East. With all other later flights fully booked, our only choice seemed to be to fly to LA and then catch the red-eye (hmm, sounds familiar, having just been on it a couple of weeks ago) home. So here we sit, killing some time, watching t[...]