Weekly Update #6: Surgery in Switzerland

Add “medical tourism” to the expanding list of Stone family adventures. Saturday afternoon Jackson began experiencing sharp pains on his right side. Thinking he may have fallen and bruised a rib, we didn’t give it much thought. It will be better in the morning. The next day wasn’t better and by Monday morning it was […]

Weekly Update #5: Italia Fini

Each time we leave a country, I thought it might be entertaining and an exercise in gratitude to write a thank you note to the country itself. Caro Italia, From the bottom of our hearts (and bellies), grazie. Your ancient history, your Renaissance art, your fun-to-speak language, your artisan economy, your delicious food, your Brunello […]

Weekly Update #3 – R&R in Tuscany

Our adjustment to life on the road continues! Following the hustle and bustle of Rome, we were all feeling the need to get away from the busy city and catch our breath. Renzi had us on a breakneck schedule learning, observing and talking about what we’ve seen. It was great, but completely exhausting for us […]

Weekly Update #2: Rome If You Want To

We’ve officially completed our first week on our adventure! It’s been a whirlwind with little downtime, so we’re all finding ourselves a bit tired (in a good way). Tired, mostly, because Renzi and I are doing what we normally do, trying to cram as much in as possible in a very small timeframe. Surprisingly, traveling […]

Weekly Update #1: I Think I Might Throw Up

I’m a planner. I tend to live in the future. Lee Anne typically lives in present. It’s one of the things I love about her. The big adventure has required a lot of moving parts and we have divided up responsibilities. It has created some tension around our house. On the day of our departure, […]
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