We’re in the heading-for-home phase of this year’s travels, and we have a lot to tell you about. But sometimes things don’t work as planned. So we have to leave you with this stub, or outline, and we’ll finish later, as Brian Williams says, “on the other side.”
We flew from Birmingham to Milan on October 6, and took the train to Varenna on Lake Como. We had two and a half days of great weather, and explored the lake by boat, before returning to Milan.
There we visited the Monumental Cemetery. You know Linda is such a fan of these, and this was the best one we’ve ever seen. She now has hundreds of pictures to sort through, in spite of the zanzare (mosquitoes) that inhabit the place. The next day it was raining, but we went to visit the Duomo anyway. For some reason, the lines were worse than they had been the (sunny) day before.
But that night, we received news that out dog Mac had been killed by a coyote. Linda is seriously depressed. This has really ruined the mood of the adventure, and it’ll take a little time before we’re up to the work of selecting and cleaning photos, and writing interesting and witty commentary.
On October 13, we took the train up to Zurich where we’re sitting Lilly the labrador for a week. This Saturday, the 20th, we’ll take the train again (it was a beautiful trip) back to Milan for the night, and then Sunday it’s six hours back to Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. Monday we’ll depart on Celebrity Reflection, stopping at Barcelona, Cartagena, Malaga (all of which we’ve visited before) and Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, which is a new port for us, and arriving in Fort Lauderdale on November 5. We fly home the same afternoon.
We’ll update you as soon as we can.
In the meantime, are you registered to vote?