IFJM 29: Genoa to Rome, A Slow Drive on the Coast

April 29

W15 4 29 IFJM 000From my journal:  “Last day in Genoa, and we wandered into the Mercato Orientale . . . a well-kept tourist secret.  We wandered the stalls, bought more chocolate (we ate what we bought in Nice — oops!), bought spices (yum for us) some of which I’d never heard mentioned.  We can have an adventure at home figuring out what to do with them.  Upstairs found artist’s stalls and supported locals with art cards.

We took our lunch (bread, cheese, lunch meats, berries) and began our day long drive back to Rome. . . like driving 101, it should be beautiful.  We let go of Google map and are following signs.  It’s a gorgeous warm spring day, I’m with my loverman, life is good!”

“Honestly, the only question most ask about a new building at this point is basically, “Is it a soul sucking eyesore of cheap-ass despair?”  It’s not?  Whew.”  Sarah Lowell

W15 4 29 IFJM 003From my journal:  “Stopped for an ice cream in a nameless coastal town.  The drive has been amazing.  Gelato was great and we discovered we were in Puccini’s home town (statue and signs to his villa were the tip-off.)”

W15 4 29 IFJM 004From my journal:  “Having never seen the leaning tower of Pisa, I was surprised at what was AROUND it.  I loved the wonderful ice-cream-cone building in the Piazza (of course, maybe I am obsessed suddenly with ice cream.)  Okay, leaning tower seen.”

“We now MUST BOOGIE.  We want to pack and mail our goodies, and be ready to go home.  That will give us one good day of sight-seeing if everything goes smoothly.  On to Rome, and home May Day!”

“The divine is not something high above us.  It is in heaven. 
It is in Earth.  It is inside us.”  Morihei Ueshiba

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Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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