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walking to pool w/ Frida

walking to pool w/ Frida

Frida

Frida

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pool girls

pool girls

IMG_1692On this day three years ago we arrived in Italy, and started our year long adventure. I still can’t believe it. When I came back I remembered so many things, from school to pool parties to long hikes down the property with my friends. Sometimes I miss being here, but then I see all the bugs and the lack of AC :/ . I appreciate that I have gotten to spend a year in such a beautiful place. Even though it was very hard, and at times I wanted to give up and go home, I am happy I did it.

We have spent a couple days here, which unfortunately isn’t enough. We have gone to the pool a few times and of course practiced our synchronized swimming 😉 . Frida (Coco’s best doggie friend) went in the pool too! Frida has a new friend that lives here with her– Mio! There were two other dogs that lived on the property as well, but they passed away (one of them passed away when we lived here).

We have gotten to go to our favorite places too; like the gelateria and a restaurant in town, La Gattaiola. My favorite thing there is the pasta bolognese. And of course, for gelato, I got dark chocolate.  My favorite 🙂 One of our favorite restaurants here, Lido, is closed for the whole month! We were very disappointed. I was looking forward to amazing bruschetta and gnocchi all’arrabbiata. Oh well, another year 😉

Yesterday we met some friends in Livorno that we haven’t seen in a long time. I can’t believe it’s been three years since we moved to Italy. Last year we didn’t come to Tuscany for very long, and we didn’t even get to see Caterina. We are going to see her today, for the first time in 2 years.

We are going to Camaiore after that. Then in 5 days we return home. I can’t believe this vacation is almost over!

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