They say Rome wasn’t built in a day and we couldn’t get there in a day either! After a rain delay caused us to miss our flight in Charlotte (as we stood at the gate, glaring at the closed door of OUR plane with 30 peeved off soon-to-be-Amazing-Race-style rivals for seats on other planes), be rerouted to Rome via Heathrow, spend 8 hours wandering the halls of the the airport and arrived in Rome late Thursday night, we begin our trip with day 2 – Rome. Continue reading
Month: May 2017
It’s Go Time!
- Yep it’s go time, but not to Rome – yet. Due to weather in Charlotte and other shenanigans, we now get to visit London, or at least Heathrow. Theoretically we’ll arrive in Rome around 2200 on Thursday rather than 1000 – not bad considering that we get to experience another country along the way. I wonder if airport fish-n-chips are representative?
Planning, Testing & Training
The floodgates opened once we booked the plane tickets. Planning a month-long trip is a theoretical exercise until you’ve committed to plane tickets. Now, it’s real. Continue reading
It felt like we were trading old baseball cards or marbles. “I need 2 days in Alba, so I’ll give up one day in Rome.” or “I thought I needed to go to Gran Paradiso National Park, but I don’t, so can we have one more day in Bologna?”