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About muniqueblog

Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create textile art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, North Carolina; Emerald Art Center, Springfield Oregon; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Spartanburg ArtIst Center, Spartanburg, GA; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.

Thanksgiving 2017 – Wednesday 11/22

We boarded Amtrak in Cary at 9:30AM (about an hour late due to heavy ridership). Comfortable, roomy seats with lots of leg room were a plus. We arrived at Penn Station @ 7:30PM, and grabbed a cab to Hotel Edison … Continue reading

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October 20, 2017 – Friday, Milan

October 20, 2017 – Friday, Milan It’s an early start to Milano. The van loads the very heavy luggage, weighed down with delicious cheeses, wines, olive oils and balsamic vinegars. We don’t dare mention the ceramics, scarves and … there … Continue reading

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October 19, 2017 – Thursday, Cheese, Pork & Vinegar!

October 19, 2017 – Thursday, Cheese, Pork & Vinegar! – a dairy farm (Parmesan), a pork processor (prosciutto) and a balsamic vinegar distiller. This is the last of our long excursions, but these days have been a favorite of mine. … Continue reading

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October 18, 2017 – Wednesday, Onward to Bologna

October 18, 2017 – Wednesday, Onward to Bologna! The most difficult part of the day was getting our suitcases packed tightly with all of the purchases we have made, and then moving them down the elevator to the van. Once … Continue reading

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October 17, 2017 – Tuesday, Arezzo-Excursion #4-Romena, Poppi, Stia

October 17, 2017 – Tuesday, Arezzo-Excursion #4- Romena, Poppi and Stia We have a very busy day today, as tomorrow we leave for Bologna. We visit three small hill towns and see some gorgeous countryside.  In the evening, we return … Continue reading

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October 16, 2017 – Monday, Arezzo-Chef Lalla #3

October 16, 2017 – Monday, An Arezzo Walk and Chef Lalla #3 Today is my full day of rest, self-imposed. Beth took Andrea, Nancy, Katie and Walt on an expansive stroll around and up to the higher points in Arezzo … Continue reading

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October 15, 2017 – Sunday, Arezzo-Siena

October 15, 2017 – Sunday, Arezzo-Siena Sunday was an unexpected free day, so we boarded a bus and headed out to Siena, home to Il Palio, the famous horse races held in their piazza, del Campo, with the tall bell … Continue reading

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October 14, 2017 – Saturday, Florence Food Tour

October 14, 2017 – Saturday, Arezzo-Florence Food Tour The train station is quite close to our hotel, so we hopped aboard for a short ride to Florence. We met our guide and began the walking food tour. Little did we … Continue reading

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October 13, 2017 – Friday, Arezzo

October 13, 2017 – Friday, Arezzo Italian language class in the morning. After some free time in the afternoon, the van/driver took us high above Arezzo to an organic winery. We were quite melancholy as we looked across the rows … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017 – Wednesday, Arezzo-Cooking Lesson #2

  October 11, 2017 – Wednesday, Arezzo – Chef Lalla #2 Cooking Lesson Italian language class in the morning – Italian cooking class in the evening. Ravioli plus. Click on each picture and/or arrows to read commentary. MOLTO BENE ! … Continue reading

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