Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Market Day

March is in like a lamb. Time to head to the twice-weekly market.

Today's haul:

(There's a kilo of potatoes, a half kilo of strawberries, radishes, fresh ginger, dried figs and kiwi, candied ginger, 3 pairs of wool socks for Alan, and a thyme plant.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Photo of the Day: January 20th, 2011

Started off the day with an espresso and croissant, then wandering through a part of Treviso I hadn't been in before. It was like being in a new town.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Photo of the Day: January 19th, 2011

Went for a run today along via Alzaia which runs along the river. It was 0 or 1 degree, misty, and foggy.

Saw this amazing bird with yellow-green feet, he flew off as I tried to get close enough to take his picture.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Hometown

The first week and a half or so we were here in Treviso, it rained every day. Somedays it just drizzled, some days the rained cleared out by the afternoon, and some days it rained all day long.

Late last week, though, the skies cleared and the sun came out, and Alan and I have been able to appreciate what a pretty town Treviso is.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Sunday promised to be clear and so we decided to head to the Dolomites to try a little skiing. It ended up being a very nice day. The morning in particular was a little sunny, a welcome change from all the rain we've been having in Treviso. Although we didn't have ski clothes, and I was worried that I would be cold in jeans over a pair of Alan's long underwear (I accidentally neglected to pack my own) it wasn't too cold.

Alan hadn't really skied before, and I haven't been on skis since I was 15 so we stuck to the "baby" slope. It was much higher and more tricky than the bunny slope I first learned on in Garmisch, Germany when I was a kid. Alan was a champ, though! He took a few spills but was always game for another run.

Here he is snow plowing like a champ!

Cortina d'Ampezzo was absolutely fairy-tale gorgeous. I can see why it is such a popular destination. We hope to get back there is the spring and ride some of the roads on our bikes.