|The garden in the Italian countryside.|
I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip to Italy early in May. It was a special trip for one particular reason: the 50th birthday of dear Laura, one of our best friends. We had a really wonderful time and I did wonder how it would work to travel as a group of eight friends, not the sort of trip we typically take. We most often travel as a couple or with our kids, but it turns out a group trip is not just really fun but actually quite a bit easier (anyone who has hauled teenagers around Europe will understand).
There was one bit of technology that we set up beforehand that made the whole adventure quite simple and easy. I can't say enough good things about the Splittr App. We put everything into this (our friend David, a management accountant was in charge of it which was an extra bonus) and then when we returned home we just settled up with one another. No worrying about restaurant bills, trips to buy wine, rental cars, hotels etc... we just took random turns paying for things and then "put it in the Splittr" (which became a sort of rallying cry at times I have to say).
We booked a house on VRBO for our first few nights, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside:
|Laundry in Lucca|
|The parting view from the wall in Lucca|
|Love these bottles.|
|David! (The other one, not our friend the accountant).|
|I'm missing the food.|
|I was fascinated with these terraced farms.|
|Hanging laundry, not just my specialty but a common activity the world over.|
I'll be back with a typical domestic post soon,
Hope you've been well and happy!