Yesterday was Kate's birthday, and we met for a nice lunch. I had errands in the morning, then was off immediately to the lunch, which I left a little early, so I could meet Adam for a ride which I had committed to earlier. We had a nice ride, and I took him on one of my favorite routes that I had not ridden in a while. We started at 3, and I thought the ride was only 2 hours, but it is actually 2.5 hours, so it was getting dark on our return. We rode out through Ponte a Ema, then up Via Carota to Osteria Nuova, then up and over San Donato in Collina to the turn at Cellai. Across (actually up and down) the road over to Bombone, a simply great road to ride, then back in through Rosano then a creative route back to Piazza Santissima Annunciata where Nicola's apartment is. Good ride. 55.2 km in 2:30 for an average of 22.0 with 677 meters climbed.
Wednesday was a little rainy, and I needed some time off the bike,
so I went to the Picasso show at the Strozzi. It was great, and here
are some of my favorites that I took pictures of.
My seemingly angelic grandchildren watching the candles as we sing for Torrio's birthday celebration on Wednesday night. Fun time!