Monthly Archives: May 2012

Roma Ardit: Rome is Burning

It’s baking hot and it’s smoking; there must be a fire somewhere. How long do you suppose it takes to contract emphysema? Because you could maybe develop it in the short time you’re walking around this town. I caught the … Continue reading

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Ciao Bella! Back in Florence…

I had a short stay planned for Florence, probably 24 hours’ total. It’s definitely not enough time for my very favorite city, but it was better than not going. I caught the Freccia Rossa high speed train in Torino and … Continue reading

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Bra & Alba: Welcome Back

After the Torino Toro Rally, I met up with Rachel and Denis and my cousin Eric for dinner. Talk and fellowship were had, with gelato for me and Eric afterward. There is nothing like feeling at home, feeling accepted the … Continue reading

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Torino Toro, aka Bull Turin

Things are hopping here in Torino, Italy.  I finished up my lunch with friends to find that despite the rain, the Torino Toro fans were out in force for a victory rally.  Toro means bull, in Italian, by the way.  … Continue reading

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Don’t you Ever Stay Home?

I know you might think it a little crazy to be on the road as much as I seem to be lately. But if you had the opportunity to go to Europe for nearly three weeks knowing your job would … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just want Dry Socks…

After leaving Olympia and Monika, I felt a little bit more like my usual adventurous self. It seemed like a good idea to try driving down the Oregon coastline for at least part of the way. It’s not a fast … Continue reading

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Fugitive Tales of a Suspected Seed Smuggler

I left Vancouver at mid-morning, having spent the night there and really not much more. Why? I was lonely and only getting lonelier. If I worked it right, I could get to Olympia by nightfall and visit with my old … Continue reading

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