Monday, October 4, 2010

These last pictures are those we just took.
1) Stairs to the apartment
2) From our deck, clouds before a storm
3) The kitchen
4) The bathroom
5) Our car (a very ugly car, but Jim liked it)

Hi for the third time. As you may realize, the last note, the top 2 were the mountains and the bottom 3 Porta Venere.
These pictures are of Lerici. This is the little town, just down the road and we frequently just took the bus over.

Me again - The first 3 pictures are more of Porta Venera. The last 2 are of the Carrara Mountains. The white you see is not snow, but the white marble so famous for the Michelangelo sculptures

Hi everyone - from good ol' East Granby. I wanted to send you some last pictures. As I have said before, Blogspot will only allow 5 pictures at a time, so bear with me.
The first ones are of PortiVenere. I really enjoyed this town, it is very old Italian.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hi everyone - this will be my last posting from Italy as we leave Tellaro tomorrow to go to Milan to come home. It has been a great vacation.
We have had a busy couple of days. On Wednesday we drove to Porto Venterro, a coast town across the Gulf of Poets (or if you prefer Gulfo de Poeti) from Tellaro. It is the most touristy town we have been in but very pretty. Then in the afternoon, we looked at each other, walked back to the car and drove to Carrara to see the Marble Museum. You may remember the Carrara Marble was the marble of choice for Michelangelo and the quarry has been open since that time. Then yesterday, we took a boat ride (Jim complete with plenty of ginger pills) up the coast along the Cinque Terre. It was very pretty and we had a good time.
Today we need to tie up loose ends, pack and get ready to leave. I am looking forward to my own bed.
I won't be able to get to the library to send pictures so will do so from home. We have some great ones (or I should say, Jim took some great ones) and I will send them later. (American full sized key board - looking forward to that.)
Love ya
Mag & Jim

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hi everyone - I think it is Tuesday, but not sure. The weather is a little rough ---no---a lot rough. It has been raining today. It has always been Camelot before - "Always rains after sundown" but today it is raining and windy. We took an interesting walk along the sea and watched the waves. We didn't get any good pictures 'cause the waves would't come when we had the camera ready. Just believe me, it is very impressive. We are going to cook in tonight. We have done so 5 or 6 times and that has been fun. Jim got some interesting looking pasta and we will experiment with that.
If you hear HGTV say that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses - not here. Here it is location, location, location. Our bathroom is about 3 ft by 4 ft and you can multitask while taking a shower by wathching the ships and the sea. The kitchen is only slightly larger and I certainly woudn't want to cook Thanksgiving dinner in that.
Love ya
Mag & Jim

Monday, September 27, 2010

Here is my 2nd 5 -- This is probably all I will have time for before my hour is up