Rain and a Hike in Assisi
We woke up to rain and I even had to buy a 5 euro umbrella. Shirley had brought hers, so then we were all set… Except that we had planned to hike. So we toured the streets, found a laundry (yay!) and Shirley found the perfect red leather purse.
Pilgrims arrive at the city gate with their umbrellas.
The sun came out in the afternoon, and we were able to hike in the Bosca de S. Francesca — a recently named open space just outside the city walls. It was the highlight of our day.
Shirley pauses at a creek crossing during our hike.
We ended the day with penne pasta norcino, contourno, zuppa, insalata, and vino. (I only do post this food for you, Nancy and Cathe.) :). Buona notte.
Pasta and Grecchio wine at our dinner in Assisi.
The basilica is outlined during the sunset in Assisi.
Living in Colorado Springs
Greetings also to Stormy. It sounds like you’re eating well and enjoying the outdoors even in the rain. We enjoy seeing your pictures especially with you or both of you in those beautiful Italian settings. In photos you see only the beauty.
It’s Saturday and not much is happening here. We sat in the sun by the front door – it was a hot sun at mid-day so we hoped to soak up some Vitamin C. We’ve had a lot of rain – again there were fears of flooding but fortunately it didn’t happen. Nature all around is lush with green health and strength.
Bob and Leona are in Arizona for a few days to see Leona’s brother Joe & wife. Paula is still home for a stretch — she cut my hair a few days ago.
We’re so pleased to be back at Frasier where we see so many familiar faces. So far we haven’t gone to any of their programs but the June schedule looks interesting.
Take care, enjoy everything Italian!
The food sounds delicious! I’m glad you were able to do the hike.
Keep up the food descriptions! Wish I was still there with you enjoying all of it! I have been working in my garden, and glad to be almost fully recovered. I am enjoying reading what you guys find and do as you continue your travels. Ciao!
Hi Stormy and Shirley,
Wow! It looks like you two are really enjoying the trip. It looks like a beautiful country and the food looks amazing. I’m awaiting your next excursion. Thanks for posting. 🙂
While looking up instructions for making pici pasta yesterday, I learned that it’s called stringozzi in Umbria. I thought it was important to share this information — hope it’s not too late!
Very cool bridge.