We are alive and very well in Perugia. I dont know if I can post photos from this "Internet Point" so words will have to do.
This is exactly what we love to do in Italy. Hotel Fortuna is on a relatively quiet street but right in the heart of the centro. It is perfect for wandering, looking in shops, having coffee, people watching etc. We had a very nice lunch at Altro Mondo, yesterday. Right around the corner from the hotel and full of locals--I had antipasti assortivi. They had a big table set up with several platters so I could try lots of different things. There were 2 kinds of prosciutto--the whole hams--I asked the difference and she said one was the typical and one was "cinta sinese". I asked which was better (I am doing all this in my best Italian--niente male) and she said try both and see. I actually liked the typical one better. So now I know. I also loved the farro salad with little pieces of cantelope, peas and arugala in it.
We got some laundry done at the Onda Blu.
Our room has a great little terrazza with a table and chairs so last night we ate our salami from Norcia, with wine from Ascoli and local fresh bread. Ken really O.D'd on the salami and I think it will be a long time until he eats it again.
This morning the sun is out--it's a beautiful day! I spoke to Barb (&Art) and we will gtg with them tomorrow.
Thanks for all the supportive comments!