Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween!

pumpkin

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Driving to the leaves

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Autumn is here, which means the hot sun has been replaced by clear, crisp and refreshing weather. In fact we had a cold snap last week which prompted the beginning of a new phase for Phoebe: hats.

So, GPS locked and loaded, we headed out for beautiful Abruzzo National Park, a couple of hours outside of Rome. There we found hills, valleys and yes, leaves. Lots of them.

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foliage

An interesting twist was the number of small towns nestled right inside the park. Opi was one of the most charming.

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Though it seemed that two of its residents might be more interested in life in Rome.

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Sorry guys.

staying

 

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It’s fun to have a dog

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head lick

nice petting

delight

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Yes please!

oh? mmm one taste bite chomp yay

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Limoncello update

four tastesPaul took the next step.

Now that the zest has fully saturated the alcohol with lemony goodness, it was time to strain and add sugar for homemade limoncello.

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zest

But since this was his first batch, a little experimentation was in order. Eight different versions were prepared, each with a unique ratio of simple syrup (sugar melted in water), creating eight different tastes.

bottles and glasses

All delicious. Strong, but delicious.

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Skype you on Sunday

oh hi

It’s hard to stay close when there’s an ocean between you and your grandparents but Skype video helps. Every weekend we try to get online with at least one grandma, calling either Washington or Florida. Sometimes there is a hat involved.

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All in the family

Those were the days...

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