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Monday, June 07, 2004

Happy endings (3/8)

I had some great things happen this weekend - won an evilBay bid on a book I'd been trying to find for about 5 years, and the Lightning won Saturday night to force a game 7. I saw Shrek 2 on Saturday - that was hilarious! And yesterday after Mass we went out to lunch and I had some awesome ribs. Yum! I finished The Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel, and started Philip Pullman's The Subtle Knife. So all in all it was a good weekend. Haven't quite gotten back to stitching yet, but that should happen this week. But anyway, on to the journal!

Italy - part 3 of 8
25 May 2004 - Il Borghetto
Hallelujah, M's bag has finally arrived - at about 8pm this evening. He is seriously annoyed with Alitalia, but at least now he has pants.

Today we drove up to Lake Trasimeno to see some of the castles. The drive was a bit less stressful than yesterday, and the lake is very beautiful. Our first stop was Magione - we attempted to see the castle there, but it was occupied by the Knights of Malta, so we could only see the outside. From there we drove through small Italian towns and scenic roads bounded by wildflowers to Castiglione del Lago, a walled city overlooking Lake Trasimeno. We went to see the Rocca, but we hit the lunchtime closing so we wandered the town for a bit until we could get in. That is one minor annoying thing about places here - most of them close for about two hours at lunchtime, and we've seemed to hit those times more often than we'd like.

After Castiglione we drove to Passignano and walked around for a bit. We had gotten separated from G and M, but fortunately we met back up again with them at Passignano. From there we drove back to the house. Right now we have a fire going, and things are pretty quiet. Tomorrow we're planning on heading back to Carsulae and maybe a few other places.

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