A nice big fat bumblebee enjoying our beebalm garden. (No internet connections yet, so no photos from Italy from the singers yet.) This little guy was pretty cute, however...and he had about twenty friends with him!
Well, they are all there, and having a great time! Sunday night the last of the ICC singing crew arrived and by breakfast everyone was busy greeting one another and catching up with all the travel stories. After a short trip to Pisa, "nothing much going on there" (except this thing called the Leaning Tower where they all had their pictures taken), they went on to Lucca where they had a wonderful time sightseeing in the walled part of town, shopping, getting photos taken with Puccini's statue, singing, etc. Today, Tuesday, they boarded the buses early to go to Florence. Mark said it was so beautiful, but very crowded with tourists, etc., very hot, and when he comes back to Italy again, it is definitely not going to be in the summer. He also said it was worth every moment and everyone was having a fantastic time sightseeing, going to museums, shopping, and singing. Kids were all being fantastic.