I had a million reasons why not, but Carl struck them off one by one, and a week later I was on a plane to join Girl Scout Rebecca and family at lake Garda Italy, to be followed by Venice with Verdi. I think I landed in heaven.
Here I am having coffee overlooking Lake Garda in a lovely villa with six bedrooms, three and a half baths and fabulous company for day hikes and shared meals. The seeds I planted for my next life are growing right here in my present one. Karma ripened early.
Today we visited two villes one with castle and one with a hike to a lake, complete with pastoral cows and hay meadows and vineyards along the way.
Lunch at an agritur restaurant was the freshest gnocchi in butter sauce that ever melted in my mouth, and at fellow traveler Dave's suggestion we all drew on our placemats.