The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 1: Highlights

Since new trips are still off the books with the pandemic continuing, come join Thor and me for a retro virtual vacation in Italy 2008!

Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he told me that I would “always be 54” to him. At the time, I didn’t realize how much I would later appreciate that sentiment and his rose-colored glasses. Especially after the 2020 year from hell, I’m happy to escape back to our first big trip together and our relatively fresh faces in these photos. Join us for a fun ramble around Italy!

In upcoming weeks, we’ll visit:


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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 1: Highlights — 7 Comments

  1. What spectacular pictures! Some really breathtaking ones there!

    The canal shot made me laugh–the passenger smirking with an expression of “this is the life” and the boatman with his pole all “another day, another buck.” The contrast is hilarious.