|Jess's bathroom. Tom took the smaller bathroom in our master bedroom. |
There's no tub, the shower is small but it serves its purpose.
|The authentic Tuscan kitchen; no dishwasher, no microwave, no small appliances,|
no electric coffee pot but otherwise well stocked kitchen with items used
for making pasta, bread and sauces. We're improving.
|The TV wasn't working again until today when the owner's parents stopped|
by to install a new cable box. However, we've yet to find a single
English speaking channel. In Belize, we were able to get all US networks. Here
we'll watch movies and shows.
The grocery store proved to be exactly what we needed. Although small they carried almost all the items on our list except coconut oil, coconut flour, diet 7 Up for Tom's occasional cocktails and the equivalent of US bacon. Instead, we purchased Prosciutto, wonderful grass fed meats, locally made cheeses and organic vegetables all grown in the area.
Our two week grocery purchase was US $326 for which we were pleased.
We purchased prime rib; the best looking two night's of short ribs I've ever seen; two night's grass fed chicken, two nights pork roast; three night's grass fed ground beef for making meatballs, about five pounds of various cheeses and all of the ingredients necessary to make our favorite staple, homemade cheese crust pizza along with a batch of ten Italian sausages attached by strings.
Continuing on the road. There's no spot where one can stop to take photos.
It's way too dangerous to stop along these roads.
After the grocery shopping, we stopped at a pharmacy where we found contact lens solution, leaving me stocked up for the two and a half remaining months we'll be in Boveglio, Tuscany.
Apparently, a storm washed out these trees along the road.
Greatly relieved to be well stocked with groceries, euros and gas, we're feeling more at ease, able to embrace this peaceful area, its smells, sights and sounds knowing that, for a time, this is home. Not too bad, really.