It was a great trip in many ways, but being a tourist has two sides to it too. I'll fill you in a bit more over the next few days, but I'll probably save a lot of the pictures for next winter when I run out of photography subjects (and you'd get very tired of seeing pictures of old churches anyway). I'm anxious to get back to photographing the passage of the seasons here in the valley - we've missed so much.
Google cut me off from reading and commenting on blogs while there, because it discovered someone using my password trying to sign in from Europe! I guess they never thought it might be me. And the instructions for getting a security code to re-access my account were by that time in Dutch or Italian. Sorry, but I eventually gave up (and I was too exhausted from the sore feet at that point anyway). I have a lot of reading to catch up on. Thanks for visiting.