30 September 2013 Monday – Tuscany / Winery tours

Today we spent the day driving from winery to winery, visiting little hill towns. Unfortunately, most of the wineries were closed for business. We only found two that were open, and sampled the wines.

It was raining on and off all day. After dark, we drove back to the farm where we're staying. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain, and the dirt roads had turned to mud, with huge ruts. Just past the farm is another farm where we ate dinner. Somehow I managed to get us there and back safely.

This was a fantastic meal, several courses long, and a seemingly endless supply of food. It was Karen's birthday, so this was her birthday celebration. This was, by far, the best meal of the entire trip. It was very likely the best Italian meal I've ever had.