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Jinny and David welcome the Geo Gnome to Italy
We are all wet but happy to be visiting Italy!
Congrats to Debbie and Ben on 30 years together!
Our tour guide Anna Gandolfi
Susan and Harry share a laugh
The streets of Stresa
Geo Gnome gives a lecture with Francesco
Geo Gnome before grappa......
David and Sheron love pesto from Liguria
McBride gives and impromptu lecture to Susan and Ben
Stopping for lunch in Venerozza
Francesco fills a bottiligia in the public fountain in Vernazza
Chris, Debbie and Ben head up the stairs to hike the Cinque Terre
The Damp Badge of Courage made it to the top!
Cinque Terra from the top
Keith Paul and Betty Ann Purdie
We all toast Harry Mueller's birthday!
Jimmie shares an opinion with John
Geo Gnome rides the ferry to Portofino with Judy and Ann
Cindy serves Geo Gnome a strong cappucion after his bout with grappa.
We met a friendly UT Longhorn from Austin on a walk in Portofino!
Geo Gnomes cousion Giovanni Gnome.
Volare lunghe corna Alessandro and Anna
The Group worked hard to buy Jinny a necklace outside of Pisa
Geonome enjoys the Tuscan sun
Broke his chair to resemble a Longhorn. Not bad for an Okie
Chianti Classico enjoyed by Chris and Cyndy
How can you not love Italy?
Judy learned how to make a Cat Hat!
The Avery's will be married 37 years!
As did Susan (Thanks David!)
Bill and Sherry celebrate 27 years this May
Yes, he really is George Clooney
Dinner at the 40 Thieves
As we embark on a walking tour of Venice
Our first encounter with the Grand Canal
The "real" encounter with the Grand Canal, on Luca's gondola - he is 7th genreation and one of 425 gondoliers in Venice
Geonome waits patiently by the canals for a water taxi
Wallis truly is Ms. Congeniality! Davide thinks so....
Rain! David Blankenship at Botanic Gardens, Stresa
Botanic Gardens, Stresa
David Ing selects a Lamborghini to match his outfit, Milan
Anna discusses world's best pesto ingredient, Portovenere
Anna guides longhorns into San Pietro Church, Portovenere
Our group arrives at Vernazza
David finds a gelateria in Vernazza
Judy and John also find gelati in Vernazza
Group waits for train to Santa Margherita
Chris, Cindy, and David on boat to Portofino
Betty Ann, Chris, Cindy, and Sheron on boat to Portofino
Georgio and Anna, ready to head to Florence
The Davids, Florence
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
Cindy phones home, Siena
Pasticceria Nannini, Siena
Ann and Wallis, Piazza del Campo, Siena
Susan rests after another busy day!
Italian guide at Volterra
David tries more gelati, Volterra
Jimmie at breakfast, Villa San Filippo
David checks out, Villa San Filippo
Luggage ready to load, Villa San Filippo
Susan enjoys a last view of the Tuscan landscape, Villa San Filippo
David, Villa San Filippo; add your own caption!
Arrival at Dei Dogi, Venice
Treats awaiting Longhorns' arrival at Dei Dogi, Venice
Venice has gelati, too! And a McDonald's.
Group waiting for water taxi, Venice
Fresh from the sea, with regional Pinot Grigio, 40 Ladroni, Venice
Ann and David waiting for lunch at Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice
Ann's first gondola ride, Venice
Heading into the Grand Canal, Venice
David studies plaques honoring Venetians lost in the Holocaust, Ghetto Nuovo, Venice
Judy and Susan decide on their last supper, Venice
David and John off to Venice airport on last morning
Judy and Susan, boat ride to Venice airport
Judy and Susan, crammed with our luggage on boat to Venice airport
Wallis, Sheron, Judy A, Susan, Judy T, boat ride to Venice airport
Jasper Medici Urn
Dei Dogi Inlaid Floor
Wine Tasting in Chianti
Jasper Medici Chapel
Italian Students - not that different from our own