Since I spent my Saturday being mostly unproductive, I decided to take a spontaneous trip on Sunday. I’ve not traveled nearly as much as I believe I should, and so after researching train trips for half an hour, I decided to take a day trip to Chianti, to wine country.
I forked over a measly 5.80 EUR for a ticket to the countryside, and spent a couple of hours walking aimlessly down the endless road, taking in the charm of the mountains and vineyards from a distance (I wasn’t trying to get arrested by jumping any fences). I sat down to sketch (once), but my hands were cold, so I gave up on any idea of a sketch. Instead, I watched a man shout for his dog in the middle of a huge golden-green field, and simultaneously watched his dog proceed me down the side of the highway. For all of you dog-people, don’t worry. They were reunited within 10mins. I stopped every now and then to snap a photo, and when the sun started to set, I began my trek back to the train station.
So, as far as “lazy Sunday’s” go, this one wasn’t so much lazy, but it certainly was leisurely. Just myself walking down a quiet, endless road watching the sunset: a camera in one hand, a light snack of pears and tomatoes, fresh basil and rosemary in the other, and Agatha Christie’s A Pocket Full of Rye on my iPod. Life doesn’t get much more simple than that.