Monthly Archives: September 2017

What St Francis Said: the Road to Monterotondo

This was our longest day and our most unpleasant so far. We are getting closer to Rome and so the roads are more road-y, the people in a greater hurry, and the heat fraying our nerves more. It is possible … Continue reading

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To the Castle!

We managed to find our way back to the trail fairly easily, and started our trek in good spirits, heading out of the town of Poggio San Moiano in a much quainter downhill fashion than we arrived, including passing by … Continue reading

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Beauty Everywhere- Poggio San Lorenzo to Poggio San Moiano

¬†Today’s hike, and I mean HIKE, since the way was almost entirely up and then down with little traversing, was both glorious and (of course) exhausting. Unlike yesterday’s long distance, today we hiked only 9 miles, but I was very … Continue reading

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The trek begins! Via San Francesco

I want to start with some photos of Rieti, a small city in the very center of Italy. Here’s the proof! It turns out most businesses are closed on Mondays, so Annie and I had to settle for beer and … Continue reading

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Firenze to Rieti-before the trek

Today I made the resolution not to despair if I could not figure out the blogging issue on this trip. But that doesn’t mean I will stop trying! Today, Annie and I travel from Firenze to Rieti. If we were … Continue reading

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On the Road, in the Skies

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Enter into Adventure

This is a test. This is only a test. I’m kidding. This is not so much a test as an experiment. And here it is: I’m going on an adventure. To Italy! I leave tomorrow! And I’ve bought a nifty … Continue reading

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Chaos Boxed

Sometimes my world seems so out of control and out of focus I don’t know what to do with myself. Last year too many big shifting events that carried loss for me happened too close together. As a friend explained … Continue reading

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