Ron surprised me and took me on a date. Saturday morning he said, “I want to take you to Cascia today!” He knew I was dying to go to the home town of St. Rita, a saint mother. And so we drove 3 hours each way and enjoyed the medieval town in all its loveliness. The leaves are changing. Ron and I drove through miles and miles of glowing golden trees. The mountains of Umbria are much higher than I realized and so we got a true mountain top experience! Possibly the best unexpected moment was the sandwich Ron got me: a panini with local porchetta, local pecorino cheese, and ultra-local tartufo spread. I’ve never had anything like it and it makes me love Umbria all the more!