Here we are at the last section of the Susan Project. When we are finished with this section we will have posted a picture of Susan on Facebook every day for a year and then posted them here on our family website. Going over the pictures I see that my bookkeeping has not been that good and I have used a couple of pictures twice. Well, I never said I was perfect!
I have been enjoying my annual projects. That is two now: a year of me and a year of Susan. I am going to take a short break, maybe a month, and then I will start my third year. I think I will turn back to my archive of images and post a picture of our children and grand children every day for a year. That should be fun. Then, the next year I am thinking …. well, you will have to wait and see.
Day 303 – 01 July 2022 This seems a good place to start on a Canada Day. This was several years ago. Susan and I went into Vancouver for the Canada Day celebrations, as we often do, and I took this picture.
Day 306 – 04 July 2022 On our way to Mexico in 2019 I took this picture of Susan sitting with our friends Rose and her husband Real across the isle.
Day 308 – 06 July 2022 On our way to Burrano in January of 2019. At that time of year there are not many tourists in Venice and so we had the back of the traghetto all to ourselves. On this trip we tried to Venice we tried to do things and see things we had not done or seen before. One day we went out to Burrano which is North in the Lagoon from Venice, and it was well worth the trip. Small but really pretty and we had a great meal in a restaurant there.
Day 309 – 07 July 2022 In 2019 we were visiting Samantha while she was at University in Ottawa. I took this picture of the girls as we sat at lunch.
Day 310 – 08 July 2022 Susan on the waterfront in Charlottetown, P.E.I. I can’t remember the year we were there!
Day 312 – 10 July 2022 On my first trip to Italy with Susan in 2003I took this picture with her brother Armando in his restaurant in Capolona.
Day 314 – 12 July 2022 In 2012 we were in Susan’s sister’s home in Arezzo and I took this picture of Susan with some of her family. On the left is her sister Franca, then Susan, her brother Benito, Franca’s husband Franco and, on the right, Susan’s brother Celso.
Day 315 – 13 July 2022 In 2008 we were visiting Susan’s brother Franco in Capolona and I took this picture of the two of them in Franco’s cantina. Franco was a butcher and he made his own prosciutto for his shop.
Day 316 – 14 July 2022 Susan was 16 years in Canada before she and her husband Guido returned to Italy for the first time. This would be about 1978. This picture is of Susan with all of her sisters taken on that trip. Susan is on the right, then in order of increasing age, Franca, Pierina, Maria and Angiolina on the right. Susan was the youngest girl.
Day 317 – 15 July 2022 Susan on a ship’s tender going ashore in Alaska several years ago. She is a great travel partner and pictures of her when she is having fun are the best!
Day 319 – 17 July 2022 Our last time we were in Tuscany, in 2019, we spend a day driving in Chianti with Susan’s brother and his wife, Celso and Anna-Maria.
Day 320 – 18 July 2022 In 2014 Susan and I were in Arezzo and here we are having lunch under the Vasari Loggia in the Piazza Grande.
Day 321 – 19 July 2022 About 10 years ago my grand daughter Olivia spent a day with us and we walked down to the ocean to play.
Day 323 – 21 July 2022 Several years ago I took this picture of Susan in Alaska with two cruise ships in the bay behind her.
Day 324 – 22 July 2022 In 2014 we were with Joe and Christina in Abruzzo where Joe was born. Out for a walk one day we walked past a field of pumpkins and squash and Susan wanted a picture of herself in the field.
Day 327 – 25 July 2022 On April 8th of this year we had a birthday party for Dominic at our house. In the picture with Susan is Dominic, of course, Caesar behind him, Sam beside, and Sam’s partner Bianca behind her.
Day 331 – 29 July 2022 About ten years ago we were at Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island when Susan saw these hanging baskets. She is a master at hanging baskets in her own garden so she was really pleased to see these.
Day 328 – 26 July 2022 In 2012 we were in Copenhagen for the day and we found ourselves in a beautiful garden near our ship. Perfect for a picture.
Day 329 – 27 July 2022 In 2015 we were on our way to Alaska and the ship had a beautiful health spa decorated as a Thai temple.
Day 330 – 28 July 2022 We were in Susan’s town of Arezzo several years ago and she was hamming it up for the camera at the local supermarket!
Day 330 – 28 July 2022 At Christmas in 2016 we were at Joe and Christina’s for dinner. What a dinner it was! Polenta on the Board! In this picture were are at the table ready to eat. Susan is sitting beside Barb Prosperi Porta and her husband Bett is above on the right end of the back row. At the Left end of the back row is Sabrina and her mom. On the table is the Polenta topped with lamb and sausage. It was incredible!
Day 333 – 31 July 2022 In 2017 we were cruising in the Caribbean and I took this picture of Susan on the deck of the ship, the MSC Armonia.
Day 334 – 01 Aug 2022 In 2012 we were in Innsbruck, Austria, and Susan stopped at a public fountain to fill her water bottle.
Day 336 – 03 Aug 2022 In 2019 we were in Venice travelling to Burano. Susan is in the back of the traghetto (bus) when I took this picture.
Day 337 – 04 Aug 2022 Susan is standing with brother Armando’s wife Louisa and their children Stefanino and Manuele.
Day 341 – 08 Aug 2022 We had a surprise birthday party for Susan on her 60th birthday. That is almost 20 years ago now. This picture was taken of her as we walked in and she was trying to figure out what was happening.
Day 342 – 09 Aug 2022 In 2012 we were in Arezzo, Italy, and this picture was taken in the Piazza Grande. On the left is Susan’s brother-in-law Franco and the couple on the right are Jim and Katie, friends of ours who were travelling with us.
Day 343 – 10 Aug 2022 On my first trip with Susan to Italy in 2003 we were in Venice for a few days and we came across these street players. A silly picture but it was great fun!
Day 344 – 11 Aug 2022 In 2010 we were in Las Vegas with our friends Tony and Elsa. Another tourist took this picture of us at the fountain at the Bellagio Resort.
Day 346 – 13 Aug 2022 On my first trip to Italy with Susan in 2003 we were at her brother Celso’s. He is married to Anna-Maria and at the time they lived with her mother Sylvana who is pictured here with Susan.
Day 348 – 15 Aug 2022 August 15th is Susan’s birthday. This year we had the family over for dinner. Being Susan’s birthday she got to chose the menu: we had “take out” Chinese food!. On the left is Susan with her birthday cake. On the right is the family picture I took after dinner.
Day 351 – 18 Aug 2022 Across the road from the Cruise Ship Terminal in Havana is the Convento di San Francisco in the Plaza di San Francisco. The Convent is now a National Museum. This doorway where Susan is standing is in the Convent.
Day 356 – 23 Aug 2022 Susan by the fountain in the main square of Amalfi in front of the Duomo in 2012
Day 357 – 24 Aug 2022 Susan cooking at the Villa Theresa in Cavriglia, Italy in 2012, with Katie and Jimmy.
Day 359 – 26 Aug 2022 Here is Susan in 2014 at our resort hotel in Varadero, Cuba. We were there for a destination wedding of Joe’s nephew, Mario. The hotel grounds were lovely and the facilities for weddings were outstnding. Relatives were over from Abruzzo and we had a couple of great evenings sitting outside on the patio listening to Joe’s music and drinking rum.
Day 363 – 30 Aug 2022 This is a very early picture of Susan, before she left Italy. She had just been married to Guido and they had yet to come to Canada. She would have been 16 in this picture.
Day 361 – 28 Aug 2022 Several years ago we were in Havana and I took this picture of Susan sitting on the sea wall with Havana Harbour behind her. Over her shoulder you can see El Morro light house and Morro Castle. The fortress was first built in 1589 in response to raids on Old Havana by pirates and British buccaneers.
Day 365 – 1 Sept 2022 Today’s picture is taken on Isola Mazzorbo in the Venice Lagoon. We were going to Burano and got off the vaporetto too soon. We had to walk across a bridge to Burano.
Day 362 – 29 Aug 2022 Susan loves her garden and whenever we are in someone else’s garden she enjoys it as much as her own. Here we are at Buchart Gardens outside Victoria.
Day 364 – 31 Aug 2022 It was 2017 and we were at a resort on the Veradaro beach in Cuba. The water was really as inviting as it looks!
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