Wednesday, March 23, 2011

how fast

How fast can I give you an update??? 
I'm in Lauren's apartment and have access to internet, so here goes!

I love Italy. I love the River Arno, coffee, gelato, pasta, and walking. I love laughing with my sister, walking uphill to a beautiful monastery, and walking into a church just in time for the rosary and being in the middle of all the lit candles.

I love working our way out of a ticket on the bus because we didn't stamp our ticket. It works to bat your eyelashes, look flustered and tell them they are not allowed to make you cry. Just in case you ever need to know....

I love the Italian language. It's musical and beautiful.

I love the bathtub in our room and the fact that I bought some killer bubble bath and after walking 10-12 hours I can soak for as long as I want.

I love yogurt and granola and bread and cheese for breakfast.

I love making friends with the barista by our hotel because we are there almost every day at 5 pm. A most magical hour because it is the time you stop and have coffee and "a little something." Bombolinos are going to be the death of me. Donuts filled with Nutella........

I love trying to find our way to our hotel at 10 pm and realizing we have walked a huge circle and are back at where we started and my sister says, "how did THAT happen????"

I love internet and being able to check in!!!!
Off for Gelato.
Ciao, Bella!!


  1. And I love that you are sharing it all with us! Have a wonderfully blissful time my friend. I can't wait to see pictures!

    Hugs for you and Lauren, oh heck, hug your sister too!


  2. oh you just gave me chills on how you have described it all!
    Enjoy it ALL

  3. It thrills my soul to know that you are having a great time, Lynn! Actually it brings little tears to my eyes!

    Remember, do not leave your hotel without your camera!! We want pictures, and LOTS of them!! ;o)

    Have enough fun for us both, ok?
    Love ya!!

  4. I am so glad you are loving it. I didn't know your sister was going. Have a wobderful time and take a hundred or more pictures and then take us all with you again when you come home. I hope your stomach likes the wonderful treats!
    P.S. I have downloaded The print version ofThe Ragmuffin Gospel onto my IPad. I will get this book read yet!

  5. Oh my friend, I would be super jealous if I weren't so happy for you and the wonderful time you are having! :-) Enjoy the rest of your amazing trip and we can't wait to see pics when you get back.

  6. I didn't realize your sister was going too. I guess I somehow missed or forgot that.

    It all sounds wonderful.
    Now tell us... who did the eye batting and who did the begging?

    You're so cute. I know this is going to be a time to remember!

  7. it sounds fabulous. i really think you need to ride a vespa though...hope you continue to have a wonderful time~ enjoy yourself!
    (PS something i wish i would have thought to bring home from my vacation for future crafting...a local newspaper...easy to pack & yours would be in luscious italian!)

  8. You sound SO very happy!! What a wonderful time you're having. I love Italy, too. And you make it sound SO lovely.

  9. Have you seen any sheep yet?????

    If not, I guess hearing about those Bombolinos will have to do me.


    Two of my favorite foods rolled into one.

    Who knew???

    I think I should pack up and come over there right away.

    Keep having fun, Chickie!

  10. Oh my sweet friend so glad to hear you are having a great time.. It sounds absolutely wonderful.. Thanks so much for the update..
    Can't wait to hear more..

    Hugs, Linda

  11. As I'm reading your joyful post, my smile is getting wider and wider. It's now a full-fledged grin!!! Whoo-Hoo!!! I'm sooooo happy to hear that you're having fabulous fun! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  12. Oh man...you had me at "Italy" and then you really grabbed me with Nutella! LOL. Ohmygosh...it sounds warm and wonderful!!!! Pics, pics, we want pics!!!!!! I know you are having the time of your life...soak it all up for me too my friend!


  13. OH how exciting, Lynn...I love all your wonderful descriptions!