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Village of Montepulciano, Tuscany

Well, things have certainly taken an unexpected turn the last few weeks.  Last November when we were marveling at the gorgeous Tuscan scenery, I never could have imagined that all of Italy and a good chunk of Europe would be completely closed off from the rest of the world while they combated an invisible enemy… Continue reading Village of Montepulciano, Tuscany

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Eating in Tuscany and Dinner at La Grotta Restaurant in Montepulciano

While we had some nice meals in Rome, I can easily say that Tuscany had the best food of the trip and that includes our meals in Florence and in the countryside.  The food in Tuscany was definitely heavier with a focus on pastas with meat sauces, ragus, massive bone-in steaks and braised meat and… Continue reading Eating in Tuscany and Dinner at La Grotta Restaurant in Montepulciano

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Sightseeing in Florence, Italy

After three days in the Tuscan countryside, our driver from Andiamo! Tours picked us up in Montepulciano and drove us 2 hours to Florence.  We got a glimpse of Siena along the drive but didn’t have time to stop and it was also pouring rain so no one was up for it anyway.  We stayed… Continue reading Sightseeing in Florence, Italy

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Wine Tasting and Touring in Southern Tuscany

I fell off the map for awhile!  Ever since we took this trip to Italy in November, things got crazy busy.  We dealt with the holidays (and a quick Xmas trip back to Dallas to see my parents), then sold our house in Dallas and had to be out of it completely in less than… Continue reading Wine Tasting and Touring in Southern Tuscany

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We’re Moving to Florida!

I’ve been really quiet lately and that’s because I have been swamped getting ready for our big move.  My husband and I have both accepted new jobs and we are relocating from Texas to West Palm Beach in sunny Southern Florida. He and I have both lived in Texas our entire lives but we have… Continue reading We’re Moving to Florida!

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New York Weekend and My Favorite Meals (Including Best Pizza Ever)

For Labor Day weekend, my husband and I spent three days in New York City.  Having been to NYC a few times, we knew we were going to skip the major tourist sites like the Empire State Building, major museums, Statue of Liberty, etc…as we have done them before.  This trip we wanted to relax… Continue reading New York Weekend and My Favorite Meals (Including Best Pizza Ever)