Went shopping downtown yesterday and tried on every floppy sun-hat I could find and after having seen this picture and thinking I could hold off on ordering it, nothing I could actually touch and try on seemed quite right, so yes, it's on it's way to my parent's house to pick up when we visit in a few weeks! (Which is exciting enough in itself, but I'll be picking up this gem, and thanks to Writer's Digest, a few writing books to fuel the creative system, one on Travel writing, one with 101 Habits for successful writers, and one to schedule your current writing project. Books to read on the plane back home!) As it's going to be quite hot in two of the other states we'll be visiting as well, sure this will be able to come in handy even back in the states. Can't wait! As I'll be chopping off most of my hair (hopefully mere minutes after landing in Cali...and by minutes, of course, I mean, a day or two), it'll fit quite nicely, I think. There was one here similar to this that was gorgeous, but $120. I think I found the bargain for $13, don't you? Called my mother to let her know a barrage of packages were coming her way-will just have to make sure there's an inch of room in my suitcase to bring it all back home!
Looking forward to wearing all my breezy skirts that have been shelved over the winter as tights don't even block the cold from the snow. Maybe I need to ask the local girls where they shop for nylons-there were an incredible amount of gals running around in boots, tights, sweaters, and little skirts and they weren't shivering, so there must be some trick to the brand. Hmm. But that's months away! Bring on the SUN! Pictures will be coming of the summer fashions.
In other news, we finally made our way via funiculare up to the top of San Salvatore-check out the views! All the water is Lake Lugano. Gorgeous!
Our friend Max hiked to the top, which we'll have to do someday soon, before it gets too hot, but still, a wonderful little half-day trip. Enjoy!