Friday, June 25, 2010
My Drex and I traveled to Italy June 11 and returned June 19. Italy countryside is very beautiful. We stayed the week in a villa in Castellina in Chianti with 13 other people. We all knew John and Beth Neidel, but did not know each other. We celebrated John's birthday and soon became friends with all of those there. Drex and I enjoyed the small villages. We saw so many beautiful buildings, flowers, and lots of good food. The people are friendly and if they didn't speak English, they always made a gracious attempt to help if we needed something. The main thing that I wanted to see was the tower in Pisa. It was magnificent and well worth the drive. The tower actually has a line of quilt blocks surrounding the first level. Who knew that way back when, someone choose to add quilt blocks in the marble.