From 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
From 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.)”
From 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
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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