Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ice Tea came to visit

No, not the rapper Ice-T, but my cyper-friend and blogging buddy from Arizona! She's been on an exciting European vacation, including time in Italy, time in France, and a cruise from Basel to Amsterdam (Linda, correct me on the details!). All of this with her parents. Then, her parents continued on to Norway to visit as-yet-unmet relatives and she came back to Italy for another six days. We picked her up at FCO and she squeezed in a side trip to my little out-of-the-way home in Veroli for one night. Then she was off to Sorrento for a few days and eventually a flight to Venice and home. Whew!

It was nice meeting her in person and we found a lot to talk about. She was so kind as to bring me a little bottle of original cologne from Cologne, a bar of artisanal chocolate (yum yum) and .... a box of THIN MINT Girl Scout cookies! How did she know? Now they are a special treat for us all. Thank you, again, Linda and hope you are enjoying your last few days in Europe!


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Oh how fun! I'm a fan of Linda's as well :)

Ice Tea For Me said...

Hi Diane – Yes, you got all my trip details correct. Whew, it was a crazy four weeks but all very enjoyable.

I can't THANK YOU enough for your hospitality and for Pio driving to FCO to pick up a complete (except in blog land) stranger. What a treat to meet you, Dante, and Pio and to spend some time in your lovely home overlooking a gorgeous valley.

I wish I could be out on your deck gazing up at all the stars in the sky enjoying a lovely evening, its 114 here in sunny Arizona and cools down to 90ish for the night time low. Yuck.

Since you treated me to fresh ricotta I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy what's sold in the stores here. I was amazed at how sweet it was, yum. Wish I could have some right now.

How's your garden growing? I'm sure you're up to your neck in tomatoes by now, I bet they taste heavenly. Are you going to do some canning?

The highlight of my travels in Europe was meeting fellow blog friends, you and diana at Creative Structures. I hope some day we can get together again. Please remember you have a place to stay in Arizona if you are ever in my neck of the woods.

Grazie Mille,