Saturday, October 31, 2009


Not exactly the way I'm traveling, and not as picturesque...but perhaps a bit more safe from the roving English privateer and a bout of scurvy!

Leaving tomorrow for Italy and could not be more excited! All my sketchbooks, watercolors and camera are packed and I've got some good things planned for this "Mini-Grand Tour". These trips come so few and far between for me that any chance to go to Europe is a really big life event that I get pretty keyed up about. The last month has gone by in a flash and I'm spending this evening (aside from "trick or treating" with the wife and kids) going over my itinerary and hunting down those last minute addresses of things to see before everything sets in motion.

I'll be missing reading all of your great blogs for the next few weeks but plan to enjoy catching up when I return.

Cheers and Ciao!



legatus hedlius said...

Have a great trip! I lived in Rome for a while and the only warning I would give is watch out for pickpockets-particularly young gypsy girls who move in packs and are underage so the police won't do nything. keep your wallet in your trouser pocket and your hand in your trousers on the wallet at all times! have a great time!

Bluebear Jeff said...

Have a grand time, sir . . . and don't forget to take an occasional rest during your trip (to keep you fresh).

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Bon voy-adgie, as Bugs Bunny used to say! :)
Have a safe and pleasant journey!