41v3ioTDjlL__SS500_Well, your intrepid Lost Cowboy may have seemed truly lost for the past several days.  Indeed, there have been a few moments where I have had no idea where I was and was truly “lost” but loved every minute of it.

I have been on my long-planned vacation to Italy and the UK and sadly have not had a chance to keep my posts timely.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  First, I have been so busy touring around and have not had any time to write. Second, for most of my trip in the heart of the Umbria region of central Italy, I have had no internet connection.  The horror!

As I write now from my hotel in London’s Notting Hill section (as Hugh Grant says in the film “my favorite little bit of London”) I am trying making sense of my notes and experiences of the trip so far.  What I can promise is a bunch of new “finds” from my travels in Italy from the tiny hilltop towns and sprawling vineyards and olive groves of Umbria to the treasures of Florence and the sprawling mosaic that is Rome.

As always, London is also providing much fodder for posts as well.  The city is alive with all the cultural and civic excitement of the season and there is something new around every corner.

Thanks for your patience as I enjoy my trip and collect great new things to share with you.