Thursday, September 23, 2010
Back in Italy
One of these days I'll post some pictures when I find a computer that will do it. If there's one thing I have learned is that one day in the future, we will all communicate via a hand-held device that fits in your pocket. You will be able to call someone, like using a telephone, and also get data from the web, check arrival and departure times, reserve train tickets, etc. I know, it sounds incredulous but . . . wait, I've just been handed a news bulletin. . . crap, it's already happened and I may have to change with the times !!! The reason I have been unable to post much is that internet cafes, or internet points, are all but extinct. Fortunately, yesterday we found a university in Lecce that let us use theirs for a brief email and today I am at the Lecce Bibliotech using theirs. Nice of them to allow me to do this so I will be brief.
We had the best time in Split, HR (that stands for Croatia), and Dubrovnik was beautiful. Took a side trip to Mostar, Bosnia (don't know the code for Bosnia). We took an overnight ferry to Bari, IT (that stands for Italy), took a train to Lecce and had a great visit there. We are waiting for our train to Roma (that stands for Rome) which leaves about 12:50pm. We arrive in Roma around 18:30 (that's 6:30pm) and hopefully will hook up with Pam, Rob, Cheryl, and Sandra. We spend two nights in Roma and then on to Siena. As I said, I will post picts when I can but not today.
It's been relatively hot and humid since we hit Dubrovnik. Damn that city has a lot of stairs. A shout out to Belinda's aunt Alice. She probably saved our marriage by spending time shopping with Belinda. Like we needed to encourage that ! Anyway, Alice brings this collapsible bag with her just for her purchases. Now that's not something I want to encourage Belinda to do but the first thing this morning she says "I've just got to get one of those collapsible bags!" Alice, you may have been a life saver but you may also have created a monster. And enjoy the seven pairs of shoes !
More later. . . ciao, ciao, ciao. (That's the way the Italians say it)