Friday, May 6, 2011

Italy - Here We Come!

Today is a very exciting day for the hubs and I.  We are on our way to Italy!  It's a trip that has been 4 years in the making, so to say I'm excited to actually be boarding a plane is the understatement of the century.

I've pre-written these next few posts to keep the "fam" up with our travels.  Please feel free to follow along and experience la dolce vita with us..  Stitching posts will resume in June.

D (as in Departure) Day:

Arrivederci, USA! 

Buongiorno Italia!

Saturday 5/7:  We should be landing in Milano around 9 am Italy time (3am Eastern Standard Time-USA) and training directly to Lake Como for a few days.   Barring all snags, we should be unpacked and enjoying a freshing beverage by noon-ish (6am back home/ five o'clock somewhere).

Lake Como, Italy

Perhaps a quick nap will be in order after lunch (a pesto panino perhaps?).  I'm psyched to watch the sunset across the lake and enjoy our first Italian dinner tonight.  I have not yet decided what I'll eat but I feel sure I'll be sipping a new-to-me red wine tonight.  Maybe a Chianti???   And later (to help me stay awake past 6pm...) I foresee an espresso, or 'cafe', and tiramisu for dessert.

:-P  (that's my tongue hanging out my mouth, btw)

Thank goodness I packed the stretchy pants.  :-)

While here ("Base Camp Alpha") we will majoring in "Wining, Dining and Loafing 101".  Lots of down time by design, but a couple of fun things to do (like shopping for pretty silk baubles in Bellagio and maybe even a bottle of Lemoncello) before heading off to the Fashion Capital of the World, Milano, next Wednesday.

If you'd like to see more about Lake Como, click HERE.

Until then, ciao amici!


  1. Have a GREAT trip Marnie!! I'll catch up with you when you get back!!

  2. Ciao, bella! I can't wait to see and hear more about your adventure!