With only three days left before we head off to our vacation in Italy, I’m to the point where I wake at 3AM and realize I’ve been making lists in my dreams. I haven’t done this for nearly two years; it was a by product of my former profession.
The lists aren’t the usual kind where I rerun whether I’ve got all necessary vouchers, and copies of passports. Or reservations to avoid lines for particularly popular sites like Galleria Borghese in Rome, and the Uffizi in Florence. I make make mental lists to check on details like: finding out which bus line will get us from the train station in Florence to the farm house where we’ll be staying; and how we’ll know which dock to head toward, luggage in tow, after we get off the train in Naples to take a hydrofoil to Sorrento; and whether we should pack a roll of toilet paper and a bath towel each since we’re not exactly sure whether they’ll be included in the apartment in Rome or not. I’ve read those reviews, remember?
You’d think 550 Euros would guarantee toilet paper, but…what do I know? I’m a presumptuous American, remember?
The good thing about all of this worry is that I’ll most likely be so exhausted, I’ll sleep on the flight, and when we arrive in Rome at 10:45am (2:45am our time), I’ll be as perky as a daisy. Okay, so a daisy with purple bags under her eyes, but still.
In the meantime, enjoy the solstice shots I took last week in celebration of the beginning of Summer and Sky Watch Friday. Looking at photographs of the sky from all around the world is a pleasant way to start a weekend, with an added value of helping me get a grip.