Bob, just thinking about an analogy between Cirque North Carolina and Gaiole. The O"Henry is to Hotel Radda. Fancy, expensive but away from the action. The Battleground Inn is to La Fonte del Cieco, not as costly and smack dab in the middle of it all. So I will suggest to Francesca that for that 5 day period next year, we rename the joint, Il Battlegroundo or Terra di battaglia.
I can hear Pergolizzi running the auction from the balcony now.
Mike Schmidt Stirling, NJ USA
PS Great photos
On 10/6/06 12:15 AM, "Bob Freitas" <email@example.com> wrote:
> We all began to arrive in Gaiole on Wednesday afternoon. Jaime was
> already at work assembling his bike when Rita and I arrived.
> Dinner was a restaurant down the road(not that road, the other road) our
> adventure was underway.
> BOB FREITAS
> MILL VALLEY (is not
> Gaiole , Italy) CA