Thursday, May 14, 2009

Marsha and Greg

Marsha and Greg, friends from NJ, came to visit us for five days. Marsha and I both worked at PrincetonU and we socialized regularly, but I hadn't seen them for several years so it was a treat to spend so much time together. Marsha and I celebrated our birthdays - hers in Bologna (we are pictured here having an aperitivo) and mine two days later at a gorgeous agriturismo near the Dreamhouse ( - we are going there this again this weekend to celebrate our 6th). We also went to stay at the Hoddell's house in Borgo Pace for one night. Though the Marche region is really beautiful, Greg was very nice to say that the place we discovered (where the Dreamhouse is) was spectacular. Here we are on the trail that runs on the property.

Ray found a new playmate in Greg, and here he is in his best spiderman pose and Greg as "that other guy" wearing his best swordsman face.

We were able to meet with James and Philippa and their three girls for a picnic in the Bologna hills. The kids had fun running around, but poor Cressida fell and scraped the side of her face.

It has been a long time since I had visitors from home. I really appreciate their coming to see me. Please come back soon. xo

1 comment:

suziq said...

What a treat to see new pictures !
I can’t help but be jealous of your life—la dolce vita !!
How many weeks before you get to visit with all your US family and friends ? Tiger Noodles anyone ?
We are quickly approaching Reunions and Commencement here.
Once we are past that, we can enjoy summer – yippee.
While the “new norm,” as it is called here, tends to put a damper on our “fun” ratio, there is something liberating in finding the joys of just hanging out with friends.
You and Andrea seemed to have mastered that. Maybe you can give me lessons.
Well, I hope school is winding down for the three of you and you can look forward to some time off.
Can’t wait to see you !