Sursee Gal Goes Ital!


Sursee Gal goes Ital


Dear friends,

I am just back from a wonderful month in Italia!  I am hoping to share with you some of my adventures, thoughts, and Sursees that I saw and heard.  I wish I could share with you what I smelled and TASTED!  Oh my!  Ciao, Bella!  Such yumminess….hopefully, I will find the recipes for some of the dishes we had and be able to make them and then share with you.

I decided to not write while I was abroad and instead,  watch and listen and absorb.  I took loads of pictures and wrote down thoughts, and I was always thinking about you and wishing you were with me.

I read this neat article while there about how this writer likes to connect the dots for her readers. I think that I had an “aha moment” and recognized that is what I like doing, too.

As a writer, my job is to pay attention to the world around and within me and then to write what I see. My dad calls it connecting the dots. It’s actually the job of every artist and maybe, one could argue, every human.             – Emily P Freeman

I like the idea of connecting dots and writing what I see.  I realized that I do that, too.  I see stuff and want to share it, teach it, connect it to someone.  So for the next few weeks, I will be connecting dots and writing about my travels in Italy.  The textures, sounds, foods, flowers, people, trains.  All of it.

Textures in ParmaBell Tower in ParmaDoor in Parma

 Sursee Gal Goes Ital!  One of my goals is to show you the small surprises in life, the Sursees, that bring joy and how these small moments lead us to give thanks and remember that we are children of a good God.

Are you ready to go abroad?


  1. Yes! I’m ready!

  2. Hey…
    I’m YOUR biggest FAN!

  3. Melody Dockery says:

    Me too! #sursee gal fan
    Loved a glimpse of the adventure

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