Friday, May 15, 2015

Rome again! Rome again! Diggity Dig!

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making 
you look like your passport photo. 
– Al Gore

I arrived in Rome about three hours ago, and I'm ready to collapse for the night.  I've spent the majority of the past 28 hours in planes and trains, and I'm not too wild about spending doing that tomorrow.

A couple of thoughts before I head to bed:

• Wearing the same pair of shoes for 28 hours is not fun no matter how comfortable said pair may be. I don't want to see them until tomorrow.

• It amazes me that airport concessions in the US have things listed IN HUGE LETTERS ABOVE THE CASHIERS' HEADS, and the ding-a-lings have no idea that they sell them.

• What the heck is it with people and the invasion of another's personal space on planes and trains? I swear I'm going to buy a taser or cattle prod.

• JetBlue and Air Emirates are great long as you don't order a bland meal

• When someone helps you locate your apartment on a map, helps you buy the correct metro ticket, and walks you to the right metro line so you can actually get to your apartment from the train station quickly and easily, it is all right to tip him a few euro.  It is not all right for him to expect a kiss on the lips (or cheeks).

I swear I am a magnet for lunatics.

Stay tuned. The full stories are coming soon.

Buona notte a tutti!


  1. So glad you survived another long-haul flight. Hope Mike isn't too jealous about the lunatic Hahahahaha. You are a guy magnet!!! Have a great evening.

  2. I hope you're enjoying your first full day over there. My mom just arrived in Rome today! She's hopping on a cruise so you'll have to meet another time ;)