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Love in the Time of COVID-Part 2

April WilliamsDestination, Travel, Weddings

As luck would have it, Blake and Eli were already getting married in Montana. They were already getting married outside. They were already having their reception outside. So, that worked out. Whew! Just add in some masks and a few more rules and no probs. Business as usual. Thank goodness! They got married on an absolute perfect day, with all …

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Italy: A Love Story, Day Seven

April WilliamsDestination, Travel

Today comes with a warning of sorts, so here it is:  this posting contains a lot of photos.  As much as we were in love with Florence, we felt the same about Montepulciano.  It is everything you imagine and hope the depths of Tuscany to be.  Located in the southern part of Tuscany, it is one of the many walled, …

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Italy: A Love Story, Day Four

April WilliamsDestination, Travel

I feel the need to start this post with a thorough apology for making everyone wait to find out about the rest of our trip.  I’ve been insanely busy and will do my best to keep up with this.  I’m terribly sorry!  Now that that’s been said, here’s how day four began… As it was Sunday, we started our next …

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Italy: A Love Story, Day Three

April WilliamsDestination, Travel

I think I need to start this post out by saying that I think this might have been one of my favorite days in Italy.  This was our first morning in Florence and we woke up to this…   I’m telling you Cristiana and Marco were the BEST hosts!  After our wonderful breakfast and what would become one of my favorite …

Italy: A Love Story, Day Two

April WilliamsDestination, Travel

Unfortunately, not having slept as well as I had hoped, I actually discovered that I was sick with a bit of an intense cold and our time was all wonky, I still woke up to a beautiful morning in Mestre.  We were staying just outside the main city of Venice and it was wonderfully quiet.  The early morning birds had …

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Italy: A Love Story, Day One

April WilliamsDestination

In a way I’m a little unsure how to start this story. I guess from the beginning, which is simply that I’ve dreamed of going to Italy my whole life. I really can’t tell you what had me so drawn in, but I’ve always loved Italian food, good Italian food, and the old houses and history and wrought iron and …