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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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Fields of flowers – or not!!!

Tuscan summers are a bit too hot for me but for a field of flowers, I will grab my camera gear and face the fiercest summer sun. They always seem to lead to adventures as well… Update on 1 August 2021 – Ilene has posted about flowers in Tuscany with pictures from our joint trips. […]

Rome – without the hordes of people!

The thought of visiting Rome without the hordes of people became our compelling reason to visit Rome. We headed to Rome on Monday, May 31st on a train and returned Friday afternoon via train. We were a little wary about traveling via train because of COVID, but we took our wipes and kept our masks […]

Mini-vacation to Florence

With the Covid pandemic coming under control, the Government has relaxed some of the restrictions. We wanted to visit Florence for several reasons, so we decided to head there for Saturday and Sunday (May 8 & 9, 2021). After our first trip to Italy, Mike M. asked me if I had been to Piazzale Michelangelo. […]

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