O.K., so I have been crazy busy getting ready for my trip and was slacking on doing much blog posting. I do this thing before I go on a trip. It's sort of a "cultural emersion" thing. For instance, I have been listening to Italian tapes (CDs rather!), reading books on Francis of Assisi and Rome, going on blogs (of course) and watching travel DVDs from Rick Steve's and the bald guy. I guess I just don't want to miss anything. I know I will be in my carbohydrate coma anyway but I at least feel the need to make an effort.
I also rented more Italian films (which I did a lot of before my last trip to Italy.) I think someone could have warned me about Rome Open City though. Sheesh! I actually sat up in bed, screamed and started weaping! I also watched Two Women and decided in my next life I want to be Sofia Loren. I think I have mentioned that before. For good measure I through in Fellini because I had never seen Amarcord. I have been listening to that soundtrack forever and figured it was about time. Great characters and beautiful images, as always but trippy Fellini, as usual.
These are photos from my last trip to Italy. I realized I don't think I have ever put up any Rome pictures! How is that possible? I am, after all, obsessed with Rome and trying to figure out how to live there part of the year.
Anyway, I will be in Rome, Assisi (for Calendimaggio!) and Positano and can't wait to share photos and adventures. I will try to control myself though!
Back May 18th!! Enjoy spring everyone!
Sending hugs and love,