I have just spent ten days with seven people I really didn't know before.
We came together over a love of good food and quality ingredients and a love for adventure and discovery of new places and things.
Mataio and Jessica introduced us to people who educated us about what makes good quality balsamic and olive oil and wine.
We met new people who shared their passions with us and invited us into a little slice of their lives.
We met people along the way as well... from different parts of the world who have the same interests as we do.
We learned the history of the regions we visited. We interacted with artisans and craftsmen. We shopped in the villages. We practiced and learned Italian.
We were exposed to great music and lovely surroundings.
We laughed. We cried. We relaxed. We ate. And ate. And ate. And ate.
This has been an experience that I shall not forget.
To say that I'm grateful is an understatement -- but it's the only word I know to use.
Feeling full -- of heart and mind and soul and body.