Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween on a rainy day from Tuscany

It is a rainy day here and we had plans to visit the gardens of a famous villa close by that are only open on Wednesday afternoons.  Unfortunately, it is too miserable to get out.  (I suspect they are closed … Continue reading

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Hills, Valleys, Flats, and Mountains, Tuscano, Italy

Today we toured hill and valleys, and flats and mountains.  We started off close to home in the medieval hilltown of Petroio.  Nothing was open yet and the town is rather isolated, so we did a drive-through.  You leave the … Continue reading

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Pienza and Montepulciano, Tuscano, Italy

Boris, ready to set out from our home in Montefollonico, Tuscano, Italy. ©Jean Janssen This is our first real full day of touring.  I let Boris make the selections since he is navigating and has the physical restrictions.  He has … Continue reading

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Montefollonico, Tuscano, Italy (and Natasha drives in Europe)

Leaving the airport in Rome, I was driving.  This is a first for me.  I am usually the navigator and Boris drives.  But since Boris hasn’t driven in 5 1/2 months and the last time he did so someone nearly … Continue reading

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To Tuscany with a wheelchair

Boris was just released to transition from a wheelchair to a cane (after 5 1/2 months), so we are off to stay in Tuscany for a week.  We planned this as a post recovery trip over the Labor Day weekend … Continue reading

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Shopping at Marburger Farms and the Campbell Building in Warrenton

Emma and I like Marburger Farms as a middle of the road antiques destination.  It is not as high end or as expensive as The Big Red Barn, but it is more upscale than the “garage sale” type wandering you do in … Continue reading

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Antiques Fair in Round Top and Warrenton, Texas

Emma and I make the trip out to Round Top and Warrenton each fall and spring for the biannual antiques fair.  You can do your antiquing any number of ways.  In Warrenton, you can visit vendors who have set up … Continue reading

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