Wednesday. Predicting the weather without TV and a trip to Lake Trasimeno…again.

Cirrus clouds over Siena on Tuesday; predicting changing weather in next 24-48 hours.
Cirrus clouds over Siena on Tuesday; predicting changing weather in next 24-48 hours.  This image of the wolf and the kids is part of the town’s history…you see it everywhere; here best of all.
As we emerge from our bedrooms, we walk to the living room here and see this view.  Unlock the doors, put up the umbrella and go make the coffee are the first three jobs.
As we emerge from our bedrooms, we walk to the living room here and see this view. Unlock the doors, put up the umbrella and go make the coffee are the first three jobs.

We wake up each morning wondering what the weather will offer us.  We have watched zero television (none, nada, nothing)  and no weather forecasts since we have arrived…so, now that’s May 7th to 20th with not much news.

It is a gigantic plus in our lives.  We have to figure out how to ignore most of the news from this day forward.  Not selfish, just that it’s a bunch of issues that we cannot affect and that really don’t affect us.  When you get a chance to wander a country where history is counted in the thousands of years; not the hundreds, you gain a perspective about life and place and time that is – just different.

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Other folks have their own interests in which to indulge at the beginning (or end) of each day.

Patricia Boyd is our resident artist.  While I'm blogging, she's doing her water color of the best site in her mind...it's our back yard umbrella.  Bella.
Patricia Boyd is our resident artist. While I’m blogging, she’s doing her water color of the best site in her mind…it’s our back yard umbrella. Bella.
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You can see the belfry from here and the “booths” lined up on the two levels to sell you all kinds of stuff.

We decided to stay local today, so we motored to Castiglione del Lago, about 30 minutes south. We had been here last week to catch a ferry boat to Isola Maggiore and had a great day on the water with lunch on the island. We never got to see the hill town and the castle, church, shops, etc.

Today we did the market day, saw the sights we needed to see and decided to go to the next town north of here to have lunch. There was a place on the water that the Boyds remembered…they rented a house in Peggio a few years back and went to Pagnano sul Trasimeno to eat. Lunch right on the water with a bit of wine was a nice touch; gelato after in a shop nearby made for a delicious ending to our midday. Back to the house for some work and dinner.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (2 in college). Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

2 comments

  • Feels like I was there weeks ago…how fast the world takes over when you get home…enjoy the quietness of the villa…I haven’t had much time to watch tv…spending time with my men & stella and work of course! love you all!

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