Archive | September 2011

And so it begins.

We have arrived… in Philly. We are currently on a 3 hour layover, waiting to take off for Rome, and I have already abandoned part of my plan for this blog.  I didn’t get a header made in time, and I also didn’t take a picture of our luggage – which I had meant to do.  The amount of stuff we are not taking is impressive. We managed to cram all of our junk into one large checked backpack, one carry-on backpack, and my purse/camera bag.  I think all of our bags are at maximum capacity, but we figured that traveling with less baggage would be a lot less stressful when we are on the move.

We made all of our last minute arrangements this morning, which included calling the credit card company, downloading skype and then reserving a tour of the underground levels of the Colosseum.  Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come, but Jason already had to call the credit card company back, after they sent an email saying there was some suspicious activity because we tried to book that earlier mentioned tour.  Boo.

On another note, as the terminal for our flight fills, it appears as though the average age of our fellow passengers is about 68.

Anyways, that’s it for right now.  Hopefully we will have an uneventful flight and be able to get a little sleep before we land and start our journey south to Sorrento.

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The Plan

This is the first post for our vacation blog, so we figured it would be a good time to do a quick run down of the itinerary.  We are trying to see a lot in our 12 days, and we still aren’t going to see everything that we would like to (sorry, Florence), so it might seem a little crazy.  But, hopefully not too crazy.

Moving around the Boot

1. Sorrento: October 1-3

2. Rome: October 4-6

3. Siena: October 7

4. Cinque Terre: October 8-10

5. Venice: October 11-12

The plan is to fly out of Baltimore this Friday afternoon and land in Rome around 9 am on Saturday.  Once on the ground we will take a train from the airport (FCO, incase you were wondering) into Rome and catch…. another train.  This train will take us to Naples, and then on to Sorrento (by this time, we will have been traveling for around 16 or 17 hours). By this time we will most likely be zombie-fied, but, whatever. Let the vacation begin!