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We got an early start Saturday morning and took off for Tuscany. The Autostrade out of Bologna quickly turned into more than just getting passed by big Mercedes and BMWs at high speed. It became a game of tunnel, bridge, tunnel, bridge as we approached Firenze. The hills of Tuscany make building roads a lot […]


Renting a car in Italy is a fun experience. You’d better be in a relaxed mood. We decided not to have a car for our time in Milano (which was a good move). This morning when we checked out we headed directly for the central train station to pick up our car. We were originally […]


Well it was a planes, trains and automobiles day. Fortunately without most of the drama, or John Candy or Steve Martin. It was a long day. We left Mpls. at about 8:00, airport delays and all. We flew NWA/Delta on an Airbus 330 (one of them that didn’t drop into the Atlantic). We were in […]

Getting it all together

The Internet has certainly transformed travel. You can visit your intended location with Google Maps and get a feel for the area with either the satellite or street view (e.g. I was really surprised how much of the Lake Como in Italy you can see from Google’s street view of the area). TripAdvisor is a […]

Our Itinerary

Well it is finally set. We fly into Malpensa airport A, take the train into Milan Central to stay near the Duomo for a couple of days. Then we drive to Bologna B (I wonder if anyone can sing the Oscar Meyer theme song like Jack?) for the night. We then will wind our way […]

Le Torri (part deux or should I say part due)

From the top of the mountain Unfortunately I did not take this picture. I say unfortunately because if I had, I’d be there. It won’t be long now. We leave September 2nd and we are psyched. Once we get an itinerary fixed, I’ll post it.

Le Torri

We are excited. We are going to Italy. It is our first two week vacation since I’ve been at VisionShare. We fly into Milan, meander our way down to San Quirico in Collina in Tuscany.This is a picture of the Villa that will be our home for about a week. We’re then planning on winding […]

El Dorado Maroma – Part 1 – The Birds

We had another great getaway last month to the Playa del Carmon area in Mexico. I have been so buried that I haven’t had a chance to post anything about the trip and have not finished processing the pictures. Here are a couple taken with a new camera lens. Lots of fun. Pelicans seem king […]