Friday, January 1, 2016
New Year, BIG Adventure
Oh yeah- 167 days and some odd hours and my big BIG adventure will be here! Italy! I am going to go with my Seester-Rose on a big ole airplane, across the ocean to Italy for a 12 day adventure of a lifetime! We are actually taking the tour that my friend and colleague Paula is sponsoring through school. I want it known I am definitely NOT a chaperone for this trip. I did my gig of chaperoning for band and choir tours, and most would agree I am a really good chaperone, but I am not planning to fulfill that role this time. :)
SO damn exciting! I have a few things that I plan to work on before this.....
First, though I am not making any resolutions or any other silly random promises, I am going to begin some pointed and regular training for this event. Meaning I am walking whenever and where ever I can, because I plan to not do a lot of resting on this trip. And this includes weight training to be able to drag large suitcases and carry on bags without issue. This would be happening anyway, but I do well with having a particular goal in mind. And of course the way that this winter is going I could be kayaking in April, so there is that! :)
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I just purchased and received a guide book and some other little goodies from the Rick Steves website! I have a fabulous book that is all things Italy. So I will be doing a little reading about where we are going and indeed will probably be researching the artwork that we will be seeing. I like to have the back stories and an idea of my art work priorities. I mean, since except for Roma, we are in no one location too long, I need to know what I want to see the most! I am such a go with the flow girl, but this needs to be looked at. I **might** make a presentation for the group- as far as art goes. We shall see, I don't want to bore people with my obsession.
So as you can tell, I am a bit excited! There are other very exciting things happening this year, most notably a new little Mad-grandchild will be born in less than 2 weeks!!! WOO HOO! But that will be its own post in the days to come.
I will keep you posted on all things Italy. Which will be my pleasure and my joy!