I only have a few moments on the computer, so I'm just going to give brief explanations to a few recent photos. Here they are. Enjoy and be insanely jealous! :-)

This is us at dinner in Florence the last night Jimmy and Juli were with us. In the booth next to us, there were these slightly creepy young Italian guys staring at us all night long and then eventually resorted to sneaking photos of us with their cell phone. It was obvious when the cell was pointed straight at me and the friend moved his head so the phone got a straight shot. Pretty funny...they weren't old and lechy at least.

This is Rachael and I with some young wonderful Italian guys from Davide's (he's next to Rach) church. They were great. They took us to Lucca, which is a town with a history that dates back to before the Roman Empire. The piazza we are in in the picture is an old Etruscan town! How cool is that?!?

The last is Rach and I having a bit too much fun at the Palazzo Vecchio where there were plenty of good looking busts. We were slightly carried away by this one and another one, as you can see. You can't be reverent all the time. More to come later. I have no software to crop and zoom on pictures, so just click on them to see the full size. Love you all. Ciao!

Posted by Portia at July 19, 2004 03:13 AM

Hey there - looks like you are having fun. Random question - what is Davide's last name? How did you meet him? I think I know someone here that knows him - how wild would that be. Anyway - let me know.

Posted by: Kelly at July 19, 2004 09:21 AM

Aww Em! Your pictures are incredible! You have to keep posting more! I can't wait to start planning once you get back! I do have a question for you though, how is the Gelatto?

Posted by: Kristin at July 19, 2004 12:07 PM

Italy looks boring...

Posted by: Jon at July 19, 2004 01:55 PM

Nice weblog! Italy is on my short list of destinations. I have relatives there I've never met. As for now, I'll live vicariously through your words and photos. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Kevin Hughes at July 19, 2004 02:34 PM

In this picture it looks like rachel has found her man, but little did she know, he was clayed. she will never love again....hehehelolhehehehe

Posted by: Mindy at July 19, 2004 02:58 PM

Kelly- it's Giorgi, and it wouldn't surprise me if anyone knew his parents are one of the only non-catholic pastors in the whole nation.

Kristin- the gelatto is to die for...not joking

Kevin-thank you very much. I saw your site. You should definitely make it out to Italy...plenty of wonderful material for photos and stories. Thanks for the kind words. Take care. Emily

Posted by: Emily at July 20, 2004 09:21 AM