Thank you so much Louise Pierce for choosing this contest to do so. I'm sure everyone will enjoy your highlight Tour of Italy with my husband 1995.
To Rome from Florence, last days. To spend a night near the sea. Unbeknown to us, Ferragosto, every Italian in the country at coasts. Every hotel, no vacancy. Toll-taker tells us, “go to Fregenae.” Room $15. No A/C, no bathroom. Sweat pooling in the hollows of body and mosquitos. Morning, to husband, “start the car, we’re out of here.” Hotel’s daytime manager, grabs my wrist, “no American woman should sleep in a room like that.” Horrified by his servitude. Tour remodeled rooms of hotel, A/C so cold and bathroom. Mile from the ocean. 3 more days, $15 a night. Yes.
Lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania, married to Mark 25 years, my son Stephen 20 years old, in college. I’ve been teaching Art for 28 years at Lower Merion High School. I make art and read a lot. Love to travel. I take care of people and have as much fun as possible.