Italian interlude

The Cinque Terre and Milan seemed so close to where we had been petsitting in the south of France, we thought, “why not?” and planned an extra few days in Italy before flying back to Spain for our next assignment. Vernazza in the Cinque Terre was our base 15 years ago (for our family trip)… Read More

Of Road trips and Russians (part 2)

As we were sitting in the rest area under the Millau viaduct, Carolyn foolishly said to Chris, “Shall I drive the next part?”  So far Chris had done all the long-distance road trip driving and having to deal with double stresses of manual gear shifts on the wrong side, and Carolyn’s interpretations of the Google… Read More