Friday, October 31, 2008

Our Church Project

You can read about our church project in Oceanside HERE, not a great write up but at least they mention "an architect has been hired". Well yeah a few years ago.

Halloween

Halloween, pretty much doesn't exist here in Italy. The church looks down on it. In fact our kids just left for a sort of anti halloween party at the church. At least they will have some fun. Frankly I don't see the problem, in fact in Switzerland which sometimes seems more catholic than Italy they seem to make a big deal out of it. Oh well. At least we don't have to spend a bunch of money of expensive costumes.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fall 2008

The Fall colors are not that intense this year not yet anyway. It
probably hasn't been cold enough. We took a nice walk this afternoon
with some friends in an area about 15 minutes from here.

Who to vote for

Here is an article worth reading.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/opinion/24fri1.html?em

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Around Gruppo Sella

Just another day in the Dolomites

Blogging and Camping

Well I did get a couple of nice comments on my bloq question. I like the idea of being thought provoking. Sometimes I wonder how much I should say here about how I feel about things. I think I should say more.

We made a tour this weekend to check out possible places to park during the ski season. It was a bit disappointing. Seems so many places have signs saying no campers. I'm not sure if they can ban them or not as in Italy a camper is considered just like a car as far as parking goes. And you are not camping unless you have stuff outside the perimeter of your car/camper. So I have to do some research. The camp grounds are few and pretty expensive. And we don't need them for a two night stay. We are totally self contained for at least that long. Why would I want to pay around 40 euro just have a place to park. I think the problem is that people in campers don't spend much in the local areas. So hotel owners restaurants, and locals just don't like them.

Anyway it's a beautiful time of year here. Lots of Fall colors and today was full of sunshine. I will post some pictures.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Blog

I haven't posted much lately, not sure why. Maybe because I don't get much feed back. It's too much of a one way street. Also I'm wondering what is of interest to people and I'm also thinking that interest in Italy has dropped off a bit. What with the dollar so low and all the economic problems who can afford to come here. Anyway if anyone has any suggestions as to what they would like to see here let me know.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Julia's Birthday Party

We had the party mostly out in the yard. Lisa prepared a treasure
hunt for the kids. It rained off and on and finally drove us inside
to have the cake and open presents.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Our New Motorhome

Well actually it's human powered, but it has everything, seating, a
bed, table, pictures on the wall.

Seasonal Stores

Just a note, I still haven't gotten used to everything changing with the seasons. I was in the local version of Home Depot today, it's about 1/10 the size. It was all full of things for the fire place. As each season changes so do the stores, and if one doesn't buy the seasonal things at the beginning of the season they will all be gone.