Italian Adventure April 5, 2012
Buongiorno! For years, I longed to travel to Europe! I heard stories, saw pictures and wondered when I’d ever get there. There were always bills, furniture to buy, or a first home, or bills, or little children, or some good reason why I had never been. I used to half-way joke that my goal was to get there before I needed a walker!
So, six years ago, I was introduced to a small group of women, who travel to someplace special every two years. And since Mr. Wonderful has no interest in such adventures, he totally supported my plans to join the group of “traveling girlfriends”.
Next week, I’ll embark on my very first trip to Italy! I am so excited!
We leave bright and early Wednesday morning and will travel with a layover in Washington D.C., for 22 hours! I already have a heavy duty sleep aid from my doctor, so I can sleep on the long, 16 hour leg of the flight. I even picked up some of those eye covers, at Target, so I can’t see the drool as it’s running down my chin! Very chic!
I’ll hopefully wake up, bright eyed and bushy-tailed, in Rome, around 8:30 Thursday morning! For the first five nights, my roomie, Dorothy and I will be traveling sans the group, so we can explore Rome and Florence, while they head off to Slovenia. Then, we’ll meet up with them outside of Venice, in Padova, and spend the next 8 nights, roaming the streets, museums and restaurants of northern Italy.
If you’d like to see Italy, through the eyes of a first-time visitor, I hope you’ll stay-tuned! There will be wi-fi access at the hotels, so I can share the adventure with you! How did travelers get by before cell phones and wi-fi?
In the mean time, I’ll be packing and taking care of last minute details.
On Easter Sunday, we’re doing another first, going to an outdoor sunrise service. Life is good! Thank you, God!