Saturday, June 07, 2008

Getaway Day

Well, I guess the title is a bit off, since getaway day, technically, is tomorrow, but, with an ETD from Omaha of 7:56 AM, I don't expect to have time to post in the morning. Preparations here at Monkey House Nebraska have been pretty steady, but low-key since early in the week. We look pretty set. Our lists are mostly checked off, our bags are mostly packed, the house is mostly secured. All we need is calm weather for tomorrow (about a 50/50 chance). Some easy flying would be nice, since that is all we will be doing tomorrow (that and riding trains in foreign countries (yes, Fashionista, validate the ticket--got it!)).

Our trip will take us to Florence for a few days, to the rural regions of Tuscany for a week, and to Rome for a few final days. I am as excited as you might expect, and a bit apprehensive, too. It's a daunting thing to fly across thousands of miles of ocean and spend time in a place where you are a stranger of the highest order. Of course, that is what makes it exciting, as well. I just need to make sure that I keep the anxiety at bay. I will not allow it to get in the way of having an amazing trip.

I look forward to amazing sights, amazing meals, new experiences around every bend. I hope to keep a pretty thorough written and photographic record. Obviously, I will be observing radio silence until later this month, but, upon our return, I will have much to tell you. Expect, as always, a multi-part recap.

Take care, all. I'll be communicating again with you real soon!


La Fashionista said...

Thanks so much for another post before you leave! I'm so excited for you and will be thinking of you both many times each day as you travel. I can't wait to hear all about it and to see your pics.

Travel safe, have fun, and be well!

Much love,


comoprozac said...

Have fun! Florence is a cool city in which to begin your travels.

La Fashionista said...

WELCOME HOME!!! I hope you had an incredible time in Italy, and I can't wait to hear all about it! I missed you lots!