Saturday, June 26, 2010

My trip to Italy!

It is here that I will document (with journal-like entries, witty comments, and many pictures) my travels in Italy. It is currently Saturday evening and I am VERY excited! I leave Tuesday morning and arrive in Pisa on Wednesday at 11:40 am Italy time. I will then take a taxi (paid for by the Sons of Italy, thanks guys!) to Viareggio where I will be staying for two days. On Friday I will then leave for Rome with a dear friend of mine, Bristin. (You rock my socks Bristin!) We will be having adventures all over Rome until July 6th, when we will return to Bologna. From there, we will do day trips. I plan to take a Bolognese 5-day cooking course starting July 12th.

The biggest dream I have right now, it's kind of silly, is seeing the sunflower fields. I would love, beyond words, to see them in person and maybe take a picture in the midst of SUNFLOWERS! To me, the sunflower represents faith and loyalty. It has no control over whether the Sun will rise or not, and yet, it looks to it every day and follows the Sun's path faithfully. (There can be a great analogy made about one's own faith in God and a sunflower, somewhere in there.)

In any case, I also hope to see some family while I am there, but I do not know if that will happen. I would also love to meet a friend who will be attending MIT next year, who has the same birthday, and is from Milan. But really, most things are up in the air! I'm so grateful to have a safe, fun, smart travel buddy with me! This is going to be a great summer of experiences! Ciao!

P.S. Thanks for reading this! I really appreciate it. :) I hope you enjoy and comment much! I'll do my best to include the details. Love to you all! A dopo.


  1. Tyler ChristensenJune 26, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Have fun on your trip! Yay, I get to claim the first post on your blog site :P

  2. Hmmm.... I'm not sure if I really like Rome. I went to Rome for a day, then headed south to Calabria & other parts of Southern Italy before heading back to Naples, then Rome, before leaving. And I have to admit, Rome was the least favourite part of my trip..... too...touristy.


    Do elaborate on the whole sunflower --> god metaphor. Sounds interesting.

  3. soooo excited for you, god sister!!

    Interesting...Sunflowers eh? Those are my fave! Cannot wait for all the updates!

    Safe Travels, Momma is gonna miss you madly!

    Don't worry I'll phone her often jiji

    besos y suerte


  4. Woohoo! Leaving tomorrow, eh? Super exciting! I will watch your blog like Sahok!

  5. Does that mean you watch Sahok a lot? Or Sahok watches my blog? Or, perhaps, like Sahok watches pigeons! Bahaha. :) Thanks bro, my efforts are not wasted! :) Love ya.

  6. Exciting!! See you soon... in ITALY!!!! :)

  7. Wow! Sounds super exciting! Can't wait to hear more. Eat some good Italian cheese for your Munkin!! I shall frolic in those sunflower fields one day, but until then take many many pictures! Loves ya

  8. One more thing for the older generation to learn - blogging! Here goes...
    Peace be the journey and faith rules. Ciao.

  9. I hope you do have all kinds of marvelous, wonderful adventures and get to see friends and family too. Can't wait to follow the blog also. And finally...don't forget to drink your water! ;)

  10. I am sooooooooooooooooo happy for are living Jerm.29:11
    Bet you had not thought of that....its fun up there on cloud 9....right.
    So, you will be cooking our Sunday Italian dinners, right???
    My prayers are with you always....Love ya.......

  11. I actually drank 6 cups of water on the plane as well as two 16 oz. bottles of water! I'm replenished. :)

  12. Sounds like you're having a great time in Italy! Thanks for your note regarding AP "tea picture." Just got back from week at Vermont horse camp--very entertaining--and no, I did not come home with a horse. This is good. Just collected the journals for Tess today from next year's AP class. Still thinking about all of you and not quite ready to "move on." Guess I'll have so will start reading a few of the journals tonight.
    Take care of yourself. MAP