Friday, June 1, 2007

Back on this side of the Pond!

We're baaaaaaack! Okay, so I can't say it like that creepy little Poltergeist girl. The Furballs have Velcro-ed themselves to me and won't let me out of their sight. They're also planning my Imminent Downfall because I failed to smuggle prosciutto back for them...

Put simply, it was 2 weeks of pure heaven all wrapped up in 4 different languages: French, Italian, Dutch (our friends), and English. Seriously, I was never really sure which language I should be speaking!

I have so much to blog about and I'm planning on splitting it into several posts (The purchases! The gifties! The food! The random funny things that happened! The huge work insights I had - huh? - no, I'm serious about this one...). But for now, we're still trying to overcome the time difference (it feels like it's 8:30 pm and we should be going out to dinner right now) so I'm going to make this post a selection of a few teaser photos.

Our room with a view in our Tuscany house:

A picture of our pool with the olive grove behind it:
And a shot of the patio on the front of the house:

*In Italy*
The fortress in the little town of Montecarlo, a brief (yet hot and sweaty!) walk from where we stayed in Tuscany:

A street in the sleepy town of Montecarlo:

A detail of the Leaning Tower at Pisa:

The Duomo in Florence:

The arched walkway at the Church of Santa Croce in Florence:


*In Paris*
The medieval church at Montmartre:

One of at least 20 obligatory pictures of the Eiffel Tower:

One of the stained glass windows at Notre Dame:


And finally!

Medieval Woman and the Dutchman at the Sacre Coeur:

10 comments:

Hilaire said...

Welcome back!!

Oh my goodness, that house you rented looks gorgeous! A pool!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear more about it!

Earnest English said...

YAY! You're home! And the pictures are beautiful. Oooh I'm envious. I'm glad you had a wonderful time and can now devote yourself to the furballs and some very important blogging! I missed you!

squadratomagico said...

Woo! Welcome back! Sounds like a great vacation (though I guess the furball didn't think so!) And congrats on the purchases, sightseeing, photos, and work insights!

Sisyphus said...

Damn you! Damn you!!!!! I sat around and petted my cats. And answered stupid student emails. With a conference and conference-paper-writing sandwiched between.

Did you at least bring be back some beautiful Italians?

What Now? said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful time.

Dr. Virago said...

Welcome back! And *man* am I envious of that house in Tuscany! Wow!

jb said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to hear more, and I'm glad you had such a great time!

One day, I hope to take an actual relaxing vacation, myself.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Okay, I want a Tuscan vacation now!!

Sounds great - so glad you had a wonderful time!

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Welcome back! I think I should make LDW take me on a Tuscan vacation!

medieval woman said...

Thanks, guys! It's semi-good to be back (wink, wink....) - but it's always good to hear from ya'll again!