Ok, so here’s the scoop, we were supposed to have some friends from Kentucky come with us on our next European adventure; however, it’s not going to happen. Very bad news for them, because they have a very ill family member who has been given only about a month to live. We are indeed very disappointed, but we have also decided it is the right thing for them to do. They should be given a full refund, because we all purchased travel insurance. My heart goes out to Marcia and Steve, as they have wanted to travel with us for several years now, but have not been able to get away.
Life is very disappointing sometimes. We have been so excited planning itineraries and travel routes, sights to see, shopping, wine tasting, EATING, more shopping…and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Don and I will be praying for our friends and we hope this death they will have to deal with, will soon be a memory. Death is never easy but for someone who has been suffering for years it can be a blessing…they need to be there to deal with their soon to be loss. We will make this trip like we planned, although I feel a bit of guilt for going without them. Perhaps we will try again to bring them next year.
Don and I have had the opportunity to share lots of travel experiences with each other, but we have never enjoyed the opportunity to share our adventures with others! We do enjoy our time alone together when we travel, but we were so excited at the propects of sharing our travel memories….we will just have take extra care to create a perfect DVD to watch of our 2007 European Journey.
I have been anticipating the packing process for several weeks. What clothes to take and what to leave behind. We have learned over the years to pack lightly. I have limited my shoes to one pair of Merrell Sirens and a pair of Merrell sandals…..amazing huh? Shoes and purses are my downfall…..I actually don’t even bring a purse. I use a travel type small messenger bag, and bring a small packable backpack for our day trips. I also bring one carryon piece of luggage and one check piece as well. I always bring back with more than I left with, so I find the carryon piece a great way to bring my treasures home in. Don will bring his checked baggage with also a carryon that carries his breathing machine in it. Can’t leave home without that! So the big question is….are we going to be screwed by Alitalia? Which by the way, I have not heard back from them yet