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We’re in Brussels

Monday, September 25th, 2006

After a two-hour delay in Chicago, we are finally in Brussels. We missed our connecting flight to Rome but may be able to make our train to Orvieto. If we miss our train, we have to purchase new tickets and arrive later to our destination. Dad is picking us up in Orvieto so hopefully he’s reading this and will plan for our possible delay.

The airport is hot, Francesca is convinced she’s allergic to Belgium, and we both smell.

And we’re off!

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

In just a few short hours, we will be leaving for the airport. I cannot believe I am actually going to Italy – today!! I will try my best to blog and keep up with everyone while I’m on the road.

Ci vediamo pił tarde!

It’s like being 16 all over again!

Thursday, September 21st, 2006
I got my license today. My international driver's license. It was very exciting but much easier than going through driver's ed classes and all those hours of "range". All I had to do was walk into a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Departure is near

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
This trip has really snuck up on me! Sure, we have been planning for a few months now and I have been well aware of my departure date, but I cannot believe that it is almost here. I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mom playing bags for the 1st time

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Mom playing bags for the 1st time, originally uploaded by superstarsinger.

I also have a video of it! Hilarious!

How’s this for funny?

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Karate Kid, originally uploaded by FrancescaM.

You asked for something funny, Frank, and here's what I've come up with so far. What do you think? Funny enough? This was ... [Continue reading this entry]

Italy itinerary: Third time’s a charm

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
I think this is it. This might be the final take on the itinerary. There are a few days that are still "free days" but we're set for the most part. Here's the rundown once more: 25 September: ... [Continue reading this entry]

Steve Irwin, 1962-2006

Monday, September 4th, 2006
I woke up this morning to learn of this sad news story. Steve Irwin, "Crocodile Hunter", has died at the age of 44. While I was not a huge follower of his television shows, I always admired ... [Continue reading this entry]

Lucky kid

Monday, September 4th, 2006
Here are two of my favorite pictures from my childhood. I love them so much because, in both photos, I think I look like the happiest and most-loved kid in the world. Here I also included the comments ... [Continue reading this entry]