Tomorrow morning, The Targo and I leave for Italy. Check that, we leave for New York to catch a plane to Italy. We planned this trip around getting pregnant. We figured if I got pregnant right away (ahem) that this would be the latest we could go. If I didn't get pregnant right away, well, it wouldn't matter. So, this is our "babymoon." The last hurrah before we can never travel again (Targo's doom-and-gloom prophecy, not mine). We'll spend the first leg of our trip in Rome, then go to the Amalfi Coast for a couple of days, and back to Rome for one more night. I. Am. SO. Freaking. Out. In both good and bad ways.
Things I'm excited about:
- Walking on 2,000 year old roads
- Seeing the Eternal City
- Exploring underground Rome
- Chilling on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea
- EATING. LOTS.
- Gelato (that should probably fit into the above bullet point) ... Un gelato, per favore.
- Not being in Chicago when the Cubs clinch the National League Central (sorry, K-Bella)
- Nine hours on a plane
- Leaving Chicago on Thursday morning and arriving in Rome on Friday morning
- Jet lag
- Stiff legs
- Targo falling asleep on the plane and being all ready to go when we get to Italy, when I won't have slept more than an hour or two
- Wondering if I'm going to get sick from the water or food (I have a very sissy tummy)
- Did I mention NINE SOLID HOURS on a plane? How do people go to the South Pacific? I would go insane.
I've never been across the pond, so I'm pretty excited. And The Targo and I travel similarly: We like to see as much as we can and have little down time. Due to Peanut, we felt compelled to plan the two days on the Amalfi Coast as rest and relaxation time, but of course we're going to see Pompeii and other touristy stuff while we're there.
*EDIT* I feel the need to mention this is our last hurrah with the graduate student discount. The Targo is just about done with his dissertation... and well, my PhD is on a serious hiatus. We don't speak of that. I'll miss you guys!
So, interwebs, be good and have a great couple of weeks. Ciao!