Friday, July 31, 2015


Here I am playing catch-up again. The Internet of the world can't quite keep up with the Wandering Watts! :) We spent several days in Tuscany, which is absolutely beautiful, with all it's rolling hills, vineyards, hay fields, sunflower fields and olive groves. Our house, outside of Pontassieve, had a nice little backyard, with a killer view, and we spent many happy hours there. On the way there from Rome, we stopped by the Terme di Saturnia, which is a river/waterfall fed by a natural hot spring. Under the waterfall, little pools have formed from the mineral deposits, making a very neat place to hang out. We had lunch at the little snack bar and then continued on to Pisa, where some of us jumped out of the car to snap photos of the leaning tower, while Jeff made the block. It was a pretty hilarious stop! By the time we made it to Pontassieve and met up with our landlord, the supermarket was closed, so we went in search of a seafood and pizza restaurant in Santa Brigida, which our landlord recommended. It was a fun place with delicious food, and we even got to do a drive-by of the local castle.

The following day, we slept in, caught up on laundry and reading, made our grocery run and produced some homemade goodness in the kitchen, including rosemary potatoes, using fresh rosemary from the garden, which thrilled the kids. It was a slow day, but we needed it very much after all the long travel days we had had prior to that. The day after that was a school day for us, and everyone picked right back up where we left off in Naples. We are trying some new things with school this year because of the way we are traveling, and, so far, we are very pleased with the way it is going. I will be trying to post more catch-up posts as the Internet allows.

Terme di Saturnia

Sunflowers as far as the eye can see

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Our Tuscan Home

The view from our backyard

Castle in Santa Brigida

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