Tough because it was so hard to be away from my family for so long and tough because I was forced to make some hard choices about my business and the people I work with.
But it was also a great trip: business has never been better and the meals on this journey have been exceptional.
There’s still so much to tell but it will all have to wait until next week when I’m back at my desk and back on track.
As I wind up the trip in the meantime, I’ll think about the Barbi Vin Santo and the ricciarelli (classic Sienese cookies) that my good friend Francesco Bonfio served us yesterday at the Nannini café and shop in the historical center of Siena where he runs its wine program.
Dulcis in fundo… only a few days on the road stand between me and my sweet daughters and loving wife and partner Tracie P in Houston.
Thanks for letting me share the experience with you. I’ll see you next week.