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May 23, 2012 - Good morning friends and family!!!

I am off with Tosi to a little town called Sutri, then ??? You never know where I will end up with her....always a fascinating surprise! I have booked a seaside room on the Adriatic Sea for 3 nights in pescara, starting tomorrow night. From there, on Sunday, I go to Lecce for another 3 nights...booked a nice B&B in the city centro! Plan to visit the surrounding areas of both little cities! I will go to Ancona next Wednesday to visit Laura and Jocko (family) for a few nights and then off on a ferry to Croatia....can't decide on Split or...

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May 23, 2012 - Sutri and Capranica

Tosi picked me up and we headed to Capranica for her doctors appt.... Afterwards we grabbed an espresso from the bar and waited on yet, another one of her friends: all of which are either doctors, artists, photographers, jewelry makers, authors, musicians, writers, film financiers....and on and on! Miriam happens to be an artist and a doctors wife. She is stunningly beautiful-3 kids (1 a clothes designer, 1 in film, 1 only 13!)....and, she is only 47!! Either way, over coffee her and Tosi spoke of her "boredom" with her husband... Imagine...

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May 22, 2012 - I HAVE been Blessed!

I FOUND THIS ONLINE TODAY......another rainy day here so decided to get paperwork-receipts, brochures, maps, etc., together........this article is a MUST SEE WHILE TOURING ITALY...... Have hit most already and will have completed all, and more, by the end of this Italian adventure!!!!!!! Italy is a dazzling, mesmerising feast of a country. Here are the country’s must-see highlights – if you don’t make it to them all on one trip, it’s the perfect excuse to return. The economic and fashion powerhouse of Milan is worth visiting for the faded...

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May 22, 2012 - Postino (postman) gets stuck!

So I hear a loud buzz while I was sitting at the table organizing! WTF!!! I realized it was someone at the gate! I walked outside and the postino was saying that I needed to open the gate...(in Italian sign language) of course! I did so, and had to sign off on some mail! I was hesitant, but since they only come about 3x a month, I figured I should. He was a bit impatient with me, figured he was upset because it was the 3rd day this month he had to work!! Lol!......so, he gets in the car and throws it in reverse! The gate shuts....and I hear...

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May 21, 2012 - Better place to be on a rainy day? Not!!!

The rain prevented me from going to Tosi's house and helping her with the garden! The weather is crazy all over Italy, so as I sit here, listening to I heart radio, updating my journal and watching the rain coming from the mountains down to the lake.....umm, couldn't think of a better place to be: groceries, coffee, music, book,...check!!! I decided to plot out the last month of my trip! I have decided on the following: Thursday I will head to Pescara, an Adriatic seaside town...2 nights at the hotel Bellariva...should be fun, they rent...

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May 20, 2012 - Enjoying the view!

I drove ole duddo to the train Stazione at 0600!! Lol! And bid our anxious goodbyes! Kidding, I wish him the best and safety on his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan! I headed to Tosi's house ( found it within minutes!) and had coffe with her and Yvette! Yvette is going back to the states today after a 2 month stay! We discussed me being lost, and agreed it was probably the best thing! Funny how fate has a mind of its own and seems to do the right thing! Tosi asked if I wanted to join her to the airport and to a small port town called...

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May 18, 2012 - Trevignano and Anguillara

I woke up and decided that after yesterday's trek on the property, Anguillara, and the "beat up" on the beach, I would visit Trevignano and bypass the official workout today!! My plan was to pick up a friend, Brian, at the Stazione at 330 from Vicenza.... I actually met him at the train station in Verona, many moons ago :) and we have casually kept in contact with each other. He is stationed in Vicenza and very young..30 yrs.! I figured an exploration friend! More later!!!! Getting back to Trevignano, I walked, explored, bought a cool...

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May 17, 2012 - Bracciano, Anguillara, and The Beach!

Ahhhh! Refreshed after 10 hours of slumber! Coffee, feed the animals and worked out. I walked her property 6 times around, very steep on one area! And felt wonderful afterwards! I decided to take Jack and drive the circumference of the lake! I started in Bracciano, scoped out the Stazione and the Orsini castle, and familiarized myself with all of the one ways in this little city centro! I drove back down to the lake (Quarto del Lago, name of the road that follows all around the lake) and headed to Anguillara! Jack and I stopped at the beach...

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May 16, 2012 - "andiamo" Jack!!!

I woke up a bit tired and decided to get my morning routine down and get familiar with: feeding animals, watering, washing machine, and the quietness! I walked the property, and reveled in the fruit trees, almond trees, blooming roses, and the creek at the bottom of the property line. I watered, fed the animals and decided to take a walk in to town, Trevignano. I chose not to take the dog as I wanted to get a feel for the terrain and road situation. Clouds were rolling in, so my walk was cut short of the city, but still got 1 hour in!!...

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May 15, 2012 - My new home!!!! Trevignano, on Lake Bracciano !

I woke up and packed my things... Off to my new humble abode! Tosi arrived home and we went to a fabulous outdoor market in Ladispoli, a little district in this area! The best market yet! I purchased 8 items:capris, skirt , 4 shirts, linen pants/shirt for under 30 euro!!! All new and name brand! Now here is the deal, I MUST go thru clothes and donate the ones that I have totally wore out, sick of, and just plain lost the creativity of making new outfits with!!! I could easily be a gypsy (oh my, think I am!!!) without the begging for euro,...

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