The Last of the 2015 Extravaganza and 4th of July
Two birthday cards arrived in Italy before we left for France and many more were waiting for Ben when he came home. Thanks to everyone who sent one.
We were crowded in the car on the way up but even more so on the way back since we added 1 person and 2 more bags and the cool wooden veg boxes that Maria found.
Maria helped drive and we got back in relatively good time and humor and able to go to Tania and Keith’s annual 4th of July event.
George played the guitar.
There were fireworks and sparklers.
‘Lady Liberty’ made her appearance. In Italy her motto is “In Vino We Trust”
The next day we were able to take in a sagra.
Before Maria and Spring left for Rome, on their last night here, we had one more gathering to toast Ben, yet again, with everyone here in Tuscany.
Wednesday morning, the daughters left to go to Rome; Maria and Spring to fly away on Thursday, Annalisa to help them get to the airport. Before the crack of dawn, they all hauled out to the airport only to learn after Annalisa had left them that their flight was canceled. Maria and Spring were forced marched all around the airport and finally at 3 in the afternoon taken to a hotel for the night. They finally arrived home a day late. Annalisa returned to us in Tuscany and has been busy spoiling Nerone.
It was a great event and I think this one picture says it all.
It was a celebration that he won’t forget anytime soon.