It has been non-stop touring, dining and painting with my daughter, Natalie. We even celebrated her birthday in Cortona with a special cake that Lina had made. She wanted to visit this old farm estate, called Spannocchia, southwest of Siena. It offers great painting opportunities for another trip. From there, we headed for one night at the wonderful Villa le Barone, above Florence, with panoramic vistas any direction you look. The hosts, Jacqueline and Corso are so generous and welcoming. Tomorrow, it is time to think about packing to return home.