Archive for March, 2010

Little Italy

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

If you can’t make it to Europe, the next best thing is a class in the Little Italy part of downtown San Diego.  Steve and I enjoy a two hour  mental trip via “the Wines and Foods of Italy by Region”: each week a different area and 4-6 wines to sample, cheeses, polenta, pizza, and dulce.  The class enjoys videos of each region and shares their own Italian stories.

It was one year ago today that we left for Manchester on our way to Volvo and Montalcino. This week’s trip will be to the Open Air Market in Little Italy on Saturday to replenish oils, spices, and memories. Bene, molto bene.

Let it Snow

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

This past weekend we thoroughly enjoyed our couples retreat  in the mountains below Big Bear. What a treat to be among these ol friends for the 11th year. It use to take major work to be covered at the shop and at church, but now it just takes packing my Bible and a suitcase. With a roaring fire, awesome food, and heartfelt fellowship, we enjoyed a gorgeous snowfall.  Couldn’t pass up throwing a few snowballs and making a snow angel.