Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What we've been doing

Lately, we spent a bunch of time in Pradipozzo. Luisa's dad had some minor surgery that got scheduled at the same time her brother arrived for a visit. He lives near Toronto, Canada; so we were called upon to take mom and dads place for few days. Of course we planned to visit with him and his family anyway so it was no problem. Just some extra work for Luisa mostly in the kitchen.

While there we hit some of the local stores, that are all having sales, Luisa scored some goodies at the Guess store and I also picked up a couple of things for the camper. It's hot and humid in that area so it's nice to be back in Belluno for a few days where it's much cooler, mostly on account of the weather being bad, lots of rain.

On the 4th of July while in Pradipozzo I did a pretty successful BBQ American style and we did an all family toast to the good ol USA. In fact of the 18 including kids that were there 7 are more or less Americans. I say more or less because 2 are naturalized citizens who don't live there now, two kids born to a US citizen Indian mother in Canada and an Italian father, my two with an Italian mom but born in the US. At any rate I tried to emphasize the American connection. In fact I am somewhat proud of my connection to the revolution that includes at least 4 of my ancestors who fought in it.


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    Katie (in Vermont)

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