Riding Microsoft wallpaper all day from Siena to Camucia (75/12,586ks)

(written by Dave) Today we spent almost the entire day riding through Microsoft wallpaper.  When Windows XP was released the default wallpaper was a photo from Sonoma County, California.  Many of us who spend too much time looking at computer screens would know this image from heart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_(image)).  I sadly fit into that “too much … Continue reading Riding Microsoft wallpaper all day from Siena to Camucia (75/12,586ks)

Through the rolling hills of Tuscany – Florence to Siena (71/12,511ks)

(written by Nancy) The youth of Florence were out in full force last night – it seemed like most of them sauntered down our street at some point during the night, usually singing or at least talking very loudly.  So, not a great night's sleep unfortunately.  The hotel was really nice but I would really … Continue reading Through the rolling hills of Tuscany – Florence to Siena (71/12,511ks)

Tough day into the ancient city – Montopoli to Firenze (Florence) (53/12,440k)

(written by Nancy) Okay, last night was officially very cold – coldest night in the tent in a long time.  We both wore most of our warm clothes, including our down pullovers and hats.  Dave even wore his one pair of pants to bed – he says he wasn’t cold but I was cold most … Continue reading Tough day into the ancient city – Montopoli to Firenze (Florence) (53/12,440k)

Leaning Tower day – Marina Di Massa to Montopoli in Val d’Arno (84/12,387 ks)

  (Written by Dave) Very quiet overnight in the Campeggio Italia – we were so far out the back of the campground that no one would have known if we were even there.  As a matter of fact, this morning when we left, I tracked the mileage and noted it was 650 metres  from our … Continue reading Leaning Tower day – Marina Di Massa to Montopoli in Val d’Arno (84/12,387 ks)

Over Passo del Barcco – Sestri Levante to Marina Di Massa (82/12,303 ks)

(Written by Nancy) We woke up to blue sky and no clouds today – yeah!  Dave ran out to the bakery to get some things for breakfast - saving the oatmeal for those times when we don’t have anything else nearby.  We hit the road about 8:30 on what looked like a perfect March day.  … Continue reading Over Passo del Barcco – Sestri Levante to Marina Di Massa (82/12,303 ks)