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Title: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 16, 2019, 02:29:06 pm
Perhaps one of these days I'll transcribe this story directly into posts, but for now, you're getting links  :D  I can't believe how long I've taken just in getting this far, and I'm still working on it  :facepalm:  But now I have another trip coming up, so I'm trying to clear the board to make room for the new stuff, so I'll feed this trip in here as I work on it.

For now, join me here (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds)


And some teaser pics, so you know what you're getting into  :bigok:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-2nZQ2GH/0/e30bd8cd/XL/P5250017-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-Ph66Ct7/0/c391068f/XL/P5250069-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-SKWR634/0/05b98822/XL/Wheelchairs-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 17, 2019, 03:25:13 pm
Not sure if anyone is interested in reading more  :shrug:


Anyway, because it is done, here is  Day 2: (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-2)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-mg99Nd7/0/43fcec78/XL/P1080035-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-6T8cXgP/0/ac989b10/XL/P1080093-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Blue is Best on August 17, 2019, 05:34:56 pm
I'm interested in seeing more! The last two days I finally made it up to Colorado!!! I been busy!!!!


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: kyzrex on August 17, 2019, 09:32:57 pm
Tuscany is beautiful...but then ALL of Italy is.


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 18, 2019, 04:29:18 am

I'm interested in seeing more! The last two days I finally made it up to Colorado!!! I been busy!!!!


 :bigok:

And nice that you got to experience Colorado! That is a beautiful state...



Tuscany is beautiful...but then ALL of Italy is.


 :thumbsup:


Ok, so as not to leave you hanging, here is the rest of Day 2 (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-2-2)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-dvk3QwV/0/9e304ade/XL/P1080118-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-8X5M4NB/0/1b5e98e5/XL/P1080162-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: FJR-UK on August 18, 2019, 05:43:28 am
Nice photos! Can't wait 'til you get to sunnier climes. We once got so wet riding to Domodosola that we had to stay an extra day just to let our leathers dry out. Still, they hadn't fully dried until we got past Milan. Never seen such rain.

We visited Domodosola because my mother's family came from near there: Cadarese. Pretty when the sun's out.

Looking forward to the rest of the trip! Thanks!  :)


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 18, 2019, 02:18:47 pm
Plowing my way through the days.... Here is Day 3 (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-3)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-J9gkJNQ/0/381e3afb/XL/P5270097-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-P9fXvbc/0/5a198410/XL/P5270107-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 18, 2019, 02:22:07 pm
And Day 4... (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-4).

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-mrxCgnS/0/f34d4c0e/XL/P1080389-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-hwVCvSQ/0/0c84944b/XL/P1080259-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-C3wgNsx/0/e7631208/XL/P1080275-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-dWwMtwz/0/a57a8ed2/XL/P1080354-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: FJR-UK on August 18, 2019, 03:47:13 pm
We also stayed in Fiesole and for the same reasons. Unlike you, we had glorious weather which brought out the mosquitos. After a sleepless night, we took the bus into Florence and spent the first hour learning the word "mosca" and buying plug-in repellent.

Our second trip to Florence was by air. In February, because the flight was so cheap we couldn't say, "No."

It was freezing record low temperatures, all the fountains frozen mid flow. The upside: we were the only people on the streets.

Waiting for Day 6...


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 19, 2019, 02:25:24 am
Oh the mosquitos were a pain, to be sure! I hate those little buggers. I mean, maybe if they didn't make any sound and just silently took my blood, I wouldn't mind so much. And do they really NEED to leave some anticoagulant behind? Just eat something and leave!  :o

That would have been nice, to see the frozen fountains and empty streets! That's one of the bonuses of off-season travel. As it is, I can't imagine visiting some of the places we do during "high season"  :crazy:


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 19, 2019, 02:36:58 am
Day 5 (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-5) - still in the city

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-587czrv/0/6a477561/XL/P1080408-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-TB7jFfD/0/67d2174c/XL/P1080438-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-f4c9TJW/0/e483ba4e/XL/P1080459-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: PatM on August 19, 2019, 09:27:03 am
Wow, I've never seen Tuscany wet and green, just hot, golden and extremely dry, even in May - June. And mosquitos?
Great pics!
Waiting for day 6.


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 19, 2019, 11:01:34 am
 :lol:  I think that's the same for me: every picture I've seen of Tuscany before this trip was of golden fields and deep blue skies. It was surprising to see it so green. At least it wasn't hot (which is why we came so early in the year).

As promised: Day 6 (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-6)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-p7HMLHW/0/73802925/XL/P5300131-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-mX38RSL/0/a452710a/XL/P5300152-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-S3BJ6GC/0/5b63afb5/XL/P5300183-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-DnCkZWP/0/531747d0/XL/P5300207-XL.jpg)


Bonus photo not on the website  :cool:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-2TgDKq2/0/ab70b79d/XL/IMG_1496-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 19, 2019, 04:02:53 pm
The trip write up is done. Here is Day 7 (http://dantesdame.com/main/under-the-tuscan-clouds-day-7)

And a few pictures, too. The rest of the days are linked via the webpage, so there's no real need for me to post them here. Unless for some reason that makes someone happy? :shrug:  :D

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-NtVHffx/0/8d7a9888/XL/P5310232-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-b4dWpMn/0/0ff7f3a9/XL/P5310252-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-XsfQh2K/0/40152247/XL/P1080557-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips-1/MotoEurope/Europe-Multi-Day/2019-Tuscany/i-BNgLnTk/0/15e77eab/XL/P1080538-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: FJR-UK on August 20, 2019, 06:03:18 pm
Nice trip. And I'm glad to see the weather improved for you.

I thought I recognized the Genoa coastline. We spent three nights there on our Sicily trip. I didn't post it, because it was a cage trip, but just in case you want to see some happy snaps:

https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/458796-superb-holiday-ii-%E2%80%93-sicily-2018/

I hope you can see the photos without having to sign in...


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 21, 2019, 01:40:42 pm
The link worked just fine. Looks like it was a good trip!


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Blue is Best on August 21, 2019, 05:37:38 pm
 :facepalm:          Hmmmph.              A couple of days ago I got to see Coloraaado.




Very nice pictures.     :bigok:


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: rajflyboy on September 08, 2019, 08:15:24 pm
Dante

You miss the United States yet ?


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on September 09, 2019, 09:44:02 am

Dante

You miss the United States yet ?


No, can't say that I do.  :cool:


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on September 09, 2019, 09:45:08 am
We're leaving this Saturday for a two week ride. I'm still not sure where we'll end up. I guess it will depend a lot on the weather...  :cool:


Title: Re: Tuscany!
Post by: rajflyboy on September 09, 2019, 03:07:27 pm

We're leaving this Saturday for a two week ride. I'm still not sure where we'll end up. I guess it will depend a lot on the weather...  :cool:


Good problems to have  :D


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