Fearless Writing Challenge: Day 75 – The Hottest Night I Ever Had

The hottest night I ever had in my life was in Rome. It was a long, sweaty night and by the time day broke we were exhausted. But it’s not what you think. I don’t know what the temperature was, but it felt like Hell. There was no breeze because our small, hot room was […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 74: On a Tuscan Hilltop

After the sad days spent at Lake Como we headed to Florence and then the hill towns of Tuscany. The days are a blur now, but I recall staying at an “agriturismo” outside of Florence. It was so far out that I think we took a taxi. But it was beautiful and peaceful and I could […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, day 72: Memorable Trips – Italy 1997 – Sad Days at Lake Como

After Milan,  we went to Lake Como. This, of course, was pre-George and Amal! We stayed in the town of Bellagio, in a small pensione overlooking a little courtyard. It was a very cute little place, though I don’t remember much about our time on Lake Como other than the sad news we got from […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 71: Memorable Trips – Italy 1997 – Milan

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, after I finished grad school in 1997, my then husband and I took a six-week trip to Italy and France. We spent three weeks in Italy – we landed in Milan, then hit Lake Como, Rome, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and then headed along the coast to France. I recently […]