Welcome to my blog!

In 2020 Jim and I moved to Lucca, Italy to enjoy our first years of retirement. I blog about Lucca, our travels, the fun and challenges of adapting to a new culture, and share our news with friends and family. I hope that you enjoy reading about my adventures and that the posts encourage you to follow your dreams. To return to this Home page from anywhere on the site, just click on “My Next Adventure” at the top of each page.

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Our first visitors from America!

At the end of September 2021, Derek, our son, and Dani, his girlfriend, came to visit. It’s been 18 months since we’ve seen Derek or any family member, so you can imagine that we were quite thrilled to see them. We had a wonderful time with them and visited some new sites and some familiar […]

“Val d’Orcia”, the Southern Tuscan Countryside

A month or so ago Jim told me that him and Pasquale would be heading to Montalcino for “Benvenuto Brunello” on 21 November and asked if I’d like to go with them. Pasquale owns a local restaurant and is a wine sommelier. Jim and Pasquale love to talk about wine, shop for wine, and drink […]

Dinner in a vineyard!

Ilene and Gary were invited to a dinner in a vineyard and asked if would like to come along. Of course! The winery is located outside San Miniato, a small town about an hour from Lucca, so we decided to spend the night there so that we could enjoy the dinner without the concerns of […]

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