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A Week In Tuscany

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Kathy & I are currently in Pienza, Italy the midst of a week long photo workshop with Jeff Curto (search for or the Camera Position blog).  Centered in the Val d’Orcia.

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

If I can attempt to draw a metaphor, being here is a little like online dating but nothing like online dating.  I fell in love with the country from photographs but the area is even more beautiful than I expected.  We have an off morning today, which is fortunate because we are experiencing a well-timed rain shower.  We’re off to Montepulciano this afternoon to taste some Pecorino cheese and sample some Brunello wines and are hoping for clearing skies.

Pienza, Italy
Pienza, Italy
Castiglione d’Orcia, Italy
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Cartolina da Venezia!

Yeah, it’s cliche, but it’s MINE!

First postcard from our current adventure to Italy.  We arrived in Venice on Saturday, explored on our own until Sunday evening then joined our tour group.  Lovely city but very crowded.  I have a feeling that Florence and Rome may be more so, but we’ll see!

Over And Out

Left It Like I Found It

Kathy & I finished up and walked away from work this past Friday.  After 40 years – banking for me and accounting for her – we decided that our time was more valuable than making more money and that we were ready to move on.

I keep waiting for that “OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE?” moment, but so far I’m amazed at how right it feels.  Of course we’ve just come off what would ordinarily have been a 3-day weekend, so maybe it will seem more “real” today.  But then we leave for Italy in just 4 days so there won’t be a lot of time to sit around and think about it.  Perhaps when we return home.