With Grandma and Grandpa in tow, we made the move from our lovely Lucca apartment out to a farmhouse about 30 minutes outside of town.
On the way there we stopped at a large supermarket, which had this interesting cart corral:
Nonni and Poppi had the apartment next to ours, connected by a door, which worked out great. Their last night with us we all cuddled together in the one apartment, and that worked out fine, too.
Interesting tidbit we learned while we were in the farmhouse: The heat in Italy isn’t supposed to be turned on before October 15. Our landlady did eventually turn it on for us early, but there were some cold nights and stepping out of the warm shower into a freezing room was teeth-chattery.
The one other exciting part during the time in the farmhouse was the twisty-turny roads to get to it. Buds got us there the first time with no mishaps, but it was some tight driving in parts. (Turns out it was easy driving compared to some that was still in our future.) But then, because he likes to help me grow and learn, he found another path to get us from off the mountain to the farmhouse, driving through olive groves on really tight roads. We clenched our cheeks and did it, and it was gorgeous.
The video doesn’t do it justice, but it was a fantastic adventure: