Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Final Cunundrums

In five days time we will be flying to Italy for a fortnight. (I've said that before.) We spent Sunday looking for a new jacket for my husband. Nothing worked, so we have decided that the old one, frayed cuffs and all, will be OK, after all who spends a lot of time looking at your wrists. Sorry "watch thieves" he doesn't wear one.

I have decided that the perfect pair of running shoes does not exist or doesn't exist for under $100.00, so I'm going to be perfectly OK with my somewhat smudgy ones that I bought at Marshalls about 5 years ago for $25.00. They are a little worn, but since I only wore them on the treadmill, which I abandoned for walks on city streets about 3 years ago, there is still a lot of sole left.

We bought 3 cases with wheels for the "wheel-less" members of the household at a luggage shop that had a buy one get another for half price and my husband negotiated another 20% off the full price ones because we were buying 3. With 2 plane journeys and 3 train journeys, there will be a lot of hauling of luggage!

Our return flight has been moved forward from 6:00pm to 4:30pm, so we have to re-book our train from Florence to Rome on Monday, to give us more time to make our connection. I have a sense that the framework of the holiday is shaking a little. I have reserved tickets for the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. I found out that we could only go in the evening on Friday night and that was too late in the week for us. So we are going at 10:00am on Tuesday against all the research!!

My final consideration is whether to buy another camera or not. It would be about $250.00. But I am taking one and my son who is the real photographer, will want to borrow it "all the time." In Barcelona, he managed to lose mine on the last day. What would happen if he lost it on the first day this time. I'm still mulling this one over.

Holidays are fun, but not easy!!

The picture - just a random shot. I take them all the time. It's a little like being on holiday everyday!!

Have a great day!!


  1. Have a wonderful time... Florence is a particular favourite of mine - enjoy!

  2. Enjoy your holiday- and worry less about shopping for preparation!

  3. Bon voyage! :-)