We got back from Venice on Friday, having encountered rain on the drive back, but arrived to sunshine. Sam and Sally had walked into Terontola during the day and got soaked in a brief and heavy downpour. A little wine and some hot showers and we all felt better. Terri and Kenny arrived on Saturday, having taken a train down from Monterosa, one of the five Cinque Terra towns. We enjoyed a quiet dinner and a good deal of wine on the patio, enjoying sunshine and good conversation.

Dottie will arrive by train from Rome just in time for dinner. She’d have been here earlier, but they’re having strikes in Rome and some of the trains have been cancelled. What a long two days of travel it’s been for her from Los Angeles!