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Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight

Well, I have to say the trip from the Portland area to Seaside takes about two and a half hours. Our trip took us seven. Why? …

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Sunrise, Sunset, Food & Drinks In Paradise

Everyone has their own perception of paradise – I’m particularly partial to most all areas of Italy (no surprise there if you’ve read any of my …

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Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage

  Visiting Bologna, Italy several times has left me with many beautiful memories of the meats, cheeses, pastas, wines, the city of Bologna, and the countryside …

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Close Encounters Of The Stuffed Figs

Figs may not be a favorite fruit for most people, but to an Italian whose family generated from Southern Italy, it’s like “Fruit of the Gods” …

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2017 – Italy – Homeward Bound

Sad to leave Florence today. We were up and packed, then took a nice long walk around the neighborhood after our coffee knowing we’d be sitting …

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2017 – Florence Day 3 – Museo Degli Innocenti & Teatro Del Sale

M.G. Designs was our first stop today. I wanted to pick out a few of Maria’s beautiful pottery pieces to add to my collection. We figured …

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2017 – Florence Day 2 – We Got Around The Town

A lazy start to our morning – so unusual for us – it was great. An older man was mopping the entrance floors and the stairs …

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2017 – Florence Day 1 – A Three Hour Tour

Woke up this morning literally with a very cold shower. Apparently last night there was a gas leak in the apartment building and the gas was …

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2017 – Rome Day 4 – Ostia Antica

The last day of our Roman adventure. And what an adventure it has been! Pyramid of Cestius. We took the metro to meet Luigi, an architect who …

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2017 – Rome Day 3 – Frascati, The Strike, & The Gypsies

To strike or not to strike, that was the question (trains, buses and the underground metro). But really, the question was how many hours to strike? …

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2017 – Rome Day 2 – Castello Orsini-Odescalchi

  Started our day with a cappuccino and a pastry, like anyone would do when in Italy.   To get to our destination we had to practically …

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2017 – Rome Day 1 – Basilica of San Clement & The Colosseum

 This is the way to start the day! Antimo knew about this special coffee drink by the name of Cafe Leccese. It is made with espresso, …

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