SHOOT!! I just deleted the post I spent the last hour working on. GRR.
To sum up: I spent the last two weeks with family in both Flathead, Montana and Santa Fe, New Mexico and it was medicine for my soul. I miss them all so much and to be able to BE with each of them did my heart much good.
Now, I have landed in Siena after two days of planes, trains, buses and automobiles. Yikes and thank heaven that part is over. I am living with a host family that speaks very little English and I start my Italian classes first thing tomorrow.
Today I walked around Siena, often in circles, just to get a feel for it and find restaurants I want to eat in and cafe's with wifi and espresso. There are plenty of both! I drew a little, wrote in my journal and was taken with all the details around me.
Now, as promised, pictures of a few moments.