S: Thank you, Mom & Dad!
FC: Italy | July 2011
1: Thank You Dear Mom & Dad, Thank you for the terrific vacation to Italy. The trip was special in so many ways, but being together was the best part. Rome, Orvieto, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Florence, and Venice, each were their own adventure. The house, tucked into the hills of Tuscany, was breathtakingly beautiful. The patio where we ate each morning, the beautiful kitchen where we prepared so many meals, the views of the valley below, and the upper deck and pool, all made you want to abandon the day's plans and just sit back and relax. Thank you, Mom & Dad. Your generosity is simply amazing! Each of us is incredibly grateful for the lives you live. You are generous, loving, and kind. Please know how much we each love you. - Allison, Tim, Cecilia, Tony, Elena, Hannah, Madalyn, Robert & Heather
2: July, 21 - 22 Rome
3: With Nicole, our tour guide for Ancient Rome and the Vatican.
4: Off-the-plane and into Ancient Rome for the Pintos
5: July 22nd The Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica | "A trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for your generosity and all of the work you did to pull this together. We will be forever grateful for such a unique experience." Love, Allison
7: "Mi-Ma and Pop-Pop, Words cannot even begin to describe how much I appreciate you taking us all to Italy. It was an amazing trip and I'm so happy I got to share such a great experience with you both. The great memories we made will stay with me forever. I love you both." - Madalyn
11: Rome to Orvieto to Lucca Mom, Dad, & Tim's first day
12: July, 22 Pisa | "Mom & Dad, Can't adequately thank you for the amazing trip to Italy. So generous of you. What a great time with the whole family! You guys are amazing!" Love, Rob
16: The House 50-52 Orbicciano
17: "Abundant thanks to you both for providing all of us with such an extraordinary and memorable vacation. Italy is a special place, and the memories we take from this trip will be with us forever, and will surely lead to future adventures - ones we hope to share with you. Enjoy this treasure, with our sincerest thanks for your generosity and for continuing to take such special care of all of us." Love Tony
20: July 25th Siena
22: After Siena, San Gimignano ...
23: ... and then a scenic road trip - through the night!
26: Happy Birthday, Hannah! Cinque Terre - July 27th | "Thank you for taking us to Italy. Italy was the best adventure I have ever been on in my life! I am so happy and grateful. I love you both." Love, Elena
29: Swimming, boating, hiking, and eating in Vernazza | "I had an absolute blast on my birthday in Vernazza. It was a once in a lifetime birthday experience for me and a major highlight of my trip. It was so thoughtful and generous of you to have given all of us such an amazing experience, one that we were all able to enjoy together. Such fantastic memories were made in Italy, which our family will never forget. Thank you so much! I love you,." - Hannah
34: July 28th Florence
37: July 26 & 29 Lucca
38: "Mom & Dad, Bringing our family together to travel to Italy was the gift of a lifetime! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for treating us to a journey through one of the most magnificent countries on earth. The memories made during this vacation will stay in our hearts forever. With much love. Grazie!" - Cecilia
39: "What a special time! I'm so grateful for the days together in Italy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." Love, Heather
41: Entering Venice ... by car, train, and boat, a long but successful voyage
42: Saturday & Sunday July 30-31 Venice
45: "Thank you for your selfless generosity. The time we had together was special beyond words. I had an unforgettable time and I will remember it always." Love, Tim