Just Back From Italy – And Ready to Share!!

Sixteen Days!   16 days…..   2 weeks – plus 2 days.

No matter how you say it, it seemed like a long time, yet passed so slowly quickly each day, as we both experienced the joy of being in what we consider to be our Second Home – Italy!

Dinner and Some Wine at the Black Bar in the StarHotel - Anderson, in Milan, Italy

Having just returned (well, one entire week has now flown by…..) from our annual Thanksgiving Vacation in Italy, we are excited to have yet another 800 plus photos to look through, select the best, and continue to savor the experience as a memory through the lens of the camera. The moments captured reflect the great times, stunning sunsets, outstanding food, fabulous wine, freshly pressed olive oil, and friendly faces that we were fortunate to enjoy. (Oh, did I mention the food? Seasonal specialties were abundant and one truly spectacular moment involved olive oil…more about that in a future post!)

We are truly blessed to have stumbled onto the country shaped like a boot! How we  both savor our moments there on vacation, recording our visits both visually through the camera lens, and on paper in our journals. This trip was no exception – we both had a hard time keeping up each day in recording the memories, as there were so many great ones had by both of us.

This year, it seemed there were many new relationships to form, new experiences to be had, and special times to share with each other. Over the next few weeks, our goal is to share some of those memorable moments we had with our “old” friends in Italy – plus see some of the newly minted ones that we seem to add on each journey.

As always with our travels, it seems the world continues to become a smaller and smaller place, with each of us out there just trying to make the best of our day – each and every day – in order to enjoy the simple things in life:  laughter, friends, family, and food – all shared over a great glass of wine, of course! (Oh, did I mention we did indeed have some wine on this trip?……)


About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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2 Responses to Just Back From Italy – And Ready to Share!!

  1. I’m still reading through your wonderful blog & I too was inspired to get myself into the kitchen after our trip to Italy. I can honestly say that every meal we had there was incredible! Does it seem to you that you could just point your camera anywhere in this beautiful country & have a wonderful photo? It’s a country I hope to return to & get a chance to explore more of the smaller towns. Thank you for stopping by my blog & hope you enjoy it.


    • Thanks for stopping in for a read. Yes, you are so correct – every where you turn is a photo oppportunity – no matter where you are in Italy! Somehow, we manage to come home with over 800 photos from every trip. Keep cooking!

      Susan and Wade


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