It’s a wonderful thing when you look back over a year and struggle to whittle the highlights down to a shortlist!
I think it must be impossible not to love the Deep South! We had a fairly brief ten day holiday there, and here are some of the standout elements.
New Orleans. The Crescent City. The Big Easy. It’s one of those cities that has an almost mythical quality, and it was the last stop on our trip. Did it live up to the myths
Nashville is saturated in music, and not the meaningless, wordless racket that passes for music today, but music that has a beat, causes you to tap your feet and has lyrics that tell a story. There’s feeling, emotion and humour, and it’s pretty much 100% country music – as it should be!
As a football fan, Milan has been on my radar for many years. Players like Baresi, Maldini, Gullit and Van Basten were amongst the best players I’ve ever seen and played for AC when they were an absolute powerhouse. But with age comes the realisation that European cities are about a bit more than just their football teams!
Just for fun, here’s a list of 40 of some of the best or most interesting things I’ve experienced. They’re not achievements (please spare me from being that vain) and, by and large, they won’t specifically mention other people….
So, in no particular order (other than the first one!), here are 40 highlights that come to mind now (the list might be different next week!):
The thought process that saw us land in Bergamo went something like this: find somewhere on the map west of Lake Garda, but not too far west; don’t go as far as Milan; somewhere fairly central to other places would be good; ooh, we’ve heard of Bergamo! And that was that! Bergamo was supposed to be a quiet wee base for three days, but it turned out to be so much more than that…