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Tales from the Tirol – Part 1 of 6

September 9, 2020

Looking back 6 years – Part 1 of 6

allenrizzi

This is the first installment of Tales from the Tirol.

We always have classic mixed emotions about returning home to the Tirol. Ja, das ist der Land meines Volkes. But, it is also 6,000 miles away from what we now call home in North Carolina and now technically in Italy; technically being a result of Austria losing World War I. We are heading back to a time and place not seen nor understood by most Americans. We have lived there for 12 years so we understand it pretty well. We love it in fact but it is so very different than North Carolina.

My wife and I laugh on the plane. We soon will be trading Walmarts for the familiar Läden (shops) of Meran and the hayfields of the upper Val di Non. We’re only on our second plane and already we are both dead tired. Door to…

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