Well, we successfully cycled over San Bernadino Pass and down into Italy, biked on to Milan, and spent a few days in Italy: Lake Maggiore and Tuscany being the highlights. I couldn't really post any updates for a number of reasons: Internet not available village inns was the most common reason. Sometimes when we did get to a computer, the service was too slow or too expensive or the keyboard was so different that it all became too frustrating.
Now, we are back in the States and I will add comments from time to time as Ray gets the pictures to me. However, he is a stickler for cropping and enhancing so it all could take some time.
Let me see if I can upload some preliminary pics, and even annotate them.