Day 64: Road Tripping to Switzerland

 Oh Italia. There is nowhere we have been that was not amazing and beautiful, and we feel as though we have barely scratched the surface of what is possible. Amidst all of the great wine, food, scenery, art, music, architecture and history, it can be easy to neglect Italy's neighbors. This is one weekend we … Continue reading Day 64: Road Tripping to Switzerland

Day 71: Incidente! Dealing with a Car Accident in Italy

What to do when minding your own business, on your daily commute, a route you've driven a hundred times before, when all of a sudden, "BAM!". Something hits you from behind and your tranquil morning turns into an adventure. Thus was my predicament this morning. Vicenza Ovest, Viale del Sole, essentially a northbound spur of the … Continue reading Day 71: Incidente! Dealing with a Car Accident in Italy

Day 74: Rolling With the Punches to the Sunny Side of the Street

What a beautiful Easter weekend the PashbyMauls have had!  We have been so very blessed to have our dear friends, the Nguyens, visiting from Vienna for Easter.  You'll remember that these lovely people visited us last year for Easter as well, as they received the "Our European Family Award."  Day 75 was inspired by a lovely … Continue reading Day 74: Rolling With the Punches to the Sunny Side of the Street

Day 90: European driving experience

When I left the United States in 2008, my Subaru Forester came with me. I think it was a week after my car arrived in Italy that I sideswiped my first guardrail. After that, all bets at keeping the first brand new car I had ever owned pristine were off. It's painfully obvious to many … Continue reading Day 90: European driving experience