TO NAVIGATE ON OUR HOME PAGE: Just click on menu topic above. If you want to zoom in on Ascoli “Google Earth Style” – First pick up this box and move it to the top left of the page. Then click on the right side of this box and scroll down for more information. If you click on “more information” you will get a smaller map. If you want to get back to the home page (full page view of map) click Home Page in the top left corner of the photo of Ascoli Piceno above. Pull down the Map icon on the left and click on Terrain. Double click to zoom in on Ascoli Piceno, click and hold to move entire map. Once you are right on top of the town go again to the left of the page and drag the yellow man and place him over the town. Purple lines should now become visible. These are the roads that have been mapped by Google in this area. Drop your yellow man on any of these roads and you are now in Ascoli Piceno. The arrows on the page tend to rotate you. If you want to “drive down a street” set the oval where you want to go and scroll backwards and forwards or use your directional keys. If you want to get out of the map view altogether, there should be an X in the upper right hand corner or you can click on a different menu page. Play with it and get familiar with our town!
NOTE: This works much better with a mouse than a touch pad. We regret this is not as easy to use as logging directly into Google Earth but will get you into our town. If you want to drive around the town more, we suggest you log onto Google Earth directly and put Ascoli Piceno, Italy in your search box.
I was hoping I would hear of your latest adventures. I have a new e-mail address (below). Ascoli sounds like Port Ludlow, particularly the size of it. We have had very few deaths, and a minimal number of Covid cases, thank goodness! I can’t believe that I am about to turn 86 in January. The only sign is that I am physically slowing down a bit. Fortunately my son and grandson and family live a few miles from me. Son just finished building a beautiful new house. He lives in the woods and has a pond with the requisite number of frogs … also owls in the surrounding trees. I feel fortunate that he is here. My sometimes (pardon the use of the term) boyfriend and I take trips together and spend time at each other’s home … he lives in Anacortes, which is about an hour away from me. It’s good because I can do what I want as can he and then we enjoy each other when we get together. You two sound like you are enjoying a wonderful retirement. I wish that I could travel more, but am content with short trips these days. Keep the posts coming. I really enjoy them!
Hello Larry and Arlene, best of luck on your adventure. Larry your comments at our bon voyage party did not go unnoted by Jan, you said about every twenty years you need to “reinvent” yourselves. Jan agrees and wants us to reinvent ourselves sooner than later.
With much love, Fernando
Reinventing is working out well. Larry said the other day that the really crazy thing would be if we had NOT done this. Met some progressives the other night. You and Jan take care.
Best of luck!