Here we go again!

31 Aug

31 August 2019

We weren’t a week into our spring trip to France and the U.K. when Ric opined that he would miss our fall trip to Italy and hated to think of waiting 18 months before we saw il bell paese again. We were one glass into a bottle of fine pinot noir from the Alsace at this point in the conversation. By the time the bottle was gone, we were researching tickets for September. Tomorrow we fly to Milano.

Much like last autumn, we will visit Italy (the Val Gardena) and Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley, This year we will spend two weeks in Lauterbrunnen and 2.5 in Ortisei with a brief stop in new-to-us Bettmeralp. Needless to say, we have packed our trekking sticks.

The housesitter has arrived and we will no doubt have little sleep tonight. Maybe that will allow us to sleep on the plane. 

I’ll be writing blog posts that I call postcards from our trip, as I have in the past. Enjoy your holiday weekend!


17 Responses to “Here we go again!”

  1. Laurel September 7, 2019 at 05:09 #

    Thanks, everyone, for the fine send-off! we are in Ortisei, hiking daily so far. we will be here awhile. Look for a blog next week!


    • Audrey Crocker September 7, 2019 at 19:22 #

      Hope you find some good meals ! miss you, Ciao Audrey


  2. Audrey Crocker September 1, 2019 at 15:49 #

    Have a Wonderful Time ! ciao Audrey


  3. Lori J Veloski September 1, 2019 at 11:45 #

    Pretty sure God cut us out of the same mold! I am looking forward to your blog. We are finally going to get go to Val Gardena summer of 2020. I have your book for hiking tips!


    • Laurel September 1, 2019 at 12:16 #

      That’s great, Lori! LMK if you gave questions!


  4. kathyfromhouston September 1, 2019 at 11:43 #

    Laurel, I can’t wait to hear all about your trip!


  5. Marcia Kakiuchi September 1, 2019 at 11:31 #

    This is magnificent! Can’t wait to see and read about all of your foodie finds!


  6. Sarah Wyckoff September 1, 2019 at 09:10 #

    Have a marvelous trip! What fun.


  7. Gayle Seely September 1, 2019 at 07:57 #

    goditi il viaggio!


  8. Patricia Lewis September 1, 2019 at 07:07 #

    Buon viaggio!


  9. chloe erkenbrecher September 1, 2019 at 07:00 #

    Have a fantastic trip and trek. So nice your husband decided he couldn’t wait 18 months to see Italy again. I’m with his type of thinking.


  10. Kim Freed September 1, 2019 at 05:37 #

    Have a great trip!!!

    Sent from my iPhone



  11. Toni September 1, 2019 at 05:35 #

    Enjoy! Last minute but I’ll be in Paris Sept 9-13!


  12. Passport Overused September 1, 2019 at 00:34 #

    Great post 🙂


  13. kaddish59 August 31, 2019 at 22:43 #

    Wow, that’s great! Can’t wait to hear (read) all about it!


  14. William McAllister August 31, 2019 at 22:35 #

    Safe travels! I will look forward to your posts.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • jonnietootling August 31, 2019 at 22:46 #

      See what a good bottle of Alsace wine will do for you! Enjoy!


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