I wrote this weeks ago. Now back in Canada, it hardly seems possible that I was ever anywhere else. The most recent trip, to Italy, was truly wonderful - good food, wine, colleagues and friends, art, scenery and mild spring weather. Getting there was not half the fun however. We stayed in the Camargue for a couple of nights (more later) and then drove through France and Italy to Cortona. We stopped along the way in Laroque des Albere where we were had lunch with Valerie and Derrick Pellowe, and for a few nights in Tirrenia, close to Camp Darby on the coast of Italy. Even on the toll highways, which can be quite expensive, the driving is sometimes nerve wracking.
Luckily I didn't realize until I tried to rent a car in St. John's that, in my absence, my driver's license had expired.