Gratitude and Joy

Day 190 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Freedom!

I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t a flag flying in front of my home.

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Day 189 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Grotto dello Smeraldo

He headed over to a darkened corner of the cave, illuminated by a light shining into the murky depth.

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Day 188 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – A Different View

Then we asked each other one of those questions that can’t really be answered: “Do people really go from church to church and art museum to art museum on their vacations?”

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Day 187 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Italian Cooking Class

Dante measured out the ingredients and walked us through making a single serving of pasta! I was THRILLED!!

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Day 186 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Driving in Italy

Let me be clear from the start that driving in Italy is not for the faint-of-heart.

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Day 185 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Pain Relief

My knee is pain free for the first time in nearly three weeks. I realized just how debilitating pain can be.

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Day 184 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Shopping in Italy

I knew I’d find pieces I loved as soon as we started walking along the shop-filled streets in the towns on the Amalfi Coast.

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Day 183 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – T is for Tuscany

We could easily have stayed longer … exploring more of the villages, visiting the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, checking out why the cheese here is so delicious, and tasting wine in hundreds of wineries!

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Day 182 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – S is for San Marino

There’s no castle … like dozens of mountaintops in Italy and throughout Europe … because there was never a king.

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Day 181 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Alberobello, Italy

We topped off our stay in one of the original trullo … now with all the modern conveniences.