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Moi! For possibly being the worst blogger last month.

Spring / summer hit here about 4 weeks ago and I just can’t spend time indoors when the weather first turns nice for the year. Every day has been around 70 and sunny. And despite gobs of sunscreen, I already have a heck of a tan going! I have planted just about all of my summer ‘garden’ and will hopefully get that finished up next week. I’ll take pictures when it’s all in.

And we’ve been off to other places as well. Honestly, I can’t remember if I mentioned the trip to Venice. Photos are here. We then went back to Italy to meet up with Andy at the end of a business trip in Bologna. Wow, fabulous city! The food is to die for. Really, a few weeks there and I would probably eat myself to death!

This shames our local meat market. And this was a smaller one and only a partial picture.

Plus there was fresh pasta everywhere.

Next time we drive to Italy I’m throwing a cooler in the trunk!

We only spent one night/day in Bologna, then headed to Florence. Very nice but I preferred Bologna- more quaint, not as touristy. And oh yes, we stopped at the Ferrari museum in between.

From here it was on to a hotel in Tuscany. I would just like to go on record saying that yes, Tuscany is everything you have imagined and then some! OMG! It’s heaven on earth!

Our hotel.

View from our room.

It was tough to leave but there was more to see. Can you guess where we went next?

Here’s a hint.

Just a short 20-30 minute drive away was the tiny little town of Pisa. I was surprised to see that the tower was really about all this town has going. Very small town, and you can see the tower above all else approaching from the county road.

This sight seeing isn’t always easy!

Just another 30 minutes was our final destination.

A hotel on the Mediterranian Sea. Wonderful way to wrap up the trip.

If you want to see all of the pictures you can go here.

Oh, and I did knit / have been knitting. Just not the bag I had planned. I need total silence for that pattern! Instead I started an Anny Blatt baby sweater for friends that just had a baby boy. Todays pics didn’t turn out, I’ll try again tomorrow. Lot’s of stockinette right now on little size 3 needles – loving it!

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