I began this blog when Robb and I spent four months in Provence, November 2011 – March 2012. Autoroute du Soleil (the Road of the Sun) is the name of the highway that runs east from Marseilles and north through Provence, the main artery travelling to some of the most beautiful (and sunny) parts of France.
September, 2016 finds us spending the next three months in Umbria, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I initially intended to start an entirely new blog about this adventure, but find that the tools of wordpress.com have changed in the last four years. After lots of procrastination and frustrating trial and error, I decided that my background shot of olives on our trees in Provence would have to substitute for a shot of olives on our trees in Umbria and, voila, the blog begins again – though it should more appropriately be called autostradadelsole!