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Fathers’ Day – June 21, 2009

My wife just asked if I wanted to do anything special for Fathers’ Day today. Hmmm… I’m sitting next to my daughter at the table of a big stone house in Umbria Italy, drinking coffee and writing, nibbling on various foodstuffs as the mood strikes me. There’s pasta, sausages, red sauce, and plenty of wine. What could be more special than that?

I’ve taken so many photos and want to show so many, that I’ve decided to just link to my gallery from here instead of including all the photos in this post.

Todi, Umbria, Italy

Our visit to Todi on Thursday was a total delight. Even though we had run up to the outskirts and driven around the nearest major town several times since our arrival Saturday, we hadn’t really gone into town to explore. We spent most of the day on Thursday doing just that, including a nice long lunch and bottle of great Umbrian wine (Roccafiore) at the restaurant that first welcomed us last Saturday. We spent the day poking into little shops, touring churches, and marveling at the incredible views from the city walls. Then, we finally found a big grocery store where we could restock our larder and prepare ourselves for a few more days at the Stone House.

We had an incredible thunderstorm on Saturday. Really big bolts of lightning and claps of thunder within a couple of seconds. That was great timing, since we’d just rented bicycles a few minutes before the storm hit. So the bikes are still in the “carbox.” But after the storm, everything was so incredibly fresh. In an hour, the only sign there had been a storm were a few remaining puddles, and the fact that it didn’t heat up to over ninety the rest of the day. So about 5:00, we walked up into the village to go to the little Tabbachi. It’s the only little store in Pesciano (population 35). She (the shopkeeper) is open from 10-1 and from 5-7. The store sells a little of everything you could possibly need from soap to vegetables to wine to ice cream to table linens. All in a space of about five square meters. We bought peppers, three bottles of wine, an ice cream bar, a couple of cans of beans, and a bar of soap for thirteen Euros. I’ve posted a little photo album about our village.

Pesciano Photo Gallery

R & S should have arrived in Milan by now. They will join us at the Stone House sometime tomorrow afternoon. Spent most of the rainy afternoon today working on a plan for "Remembers When." At the moment there is just a stub site that is a placeholder. I got lost in the pleasure of just being creative with the site plan and functionality. Really fun!

Time to get going, and see if I can find a place nearby where I can connect and post this.

Caio Amici!
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Happy Father's Day! :)