To say this past week has been a bit emotional is quite an understatement. We have to fly back to New York City this week and I had to hunt down my passport. The US passport fees are going up this week so to save a few bucks I sent my passport to be renewed even though it wasn’t due until December. Luckily, the US Embassy was able to give me my original passport since it’s still good; no need to apply for an emergency passport. Phew.
We were hoping to venture off to the Maldives in November but it looks like we will have to postpone that trip until our two-year anniversary. With little vacation time left it makes sense to travel closer to home. Looking for a local bread baking class I found an amazing opportunity offered by one bakery: a baking class in Tuscany. The best part is that partners and family are invited. I love Italy. Love, love, love. Not only do we get to vacation at a beautiful villa, I get to bake Italian breads in a proper wood oven. We will also have time to go off and explore Florence and Lucca. So, one door closed and another one opened.