Monthly Archives: August 2011

On the Road Again

One of my favorite pastimes is boules, a game similar to Italian bocce ball. It’s also known as pétanque, a contraction of the French pieds tanqués meaning “feet tied together” because it’s required to stand with feet positioned in a designated circle while tossing a ball rather … Continue reading

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Ah …. rrivederci, Italia

Genoa has a rich history dating from medieval times, and now has a population of over 800,000 people. We met up with about half of them at 5 p.m. the day we left Pisa. It was folly to think we could … Continue reading

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