It is Thursday at 2:20 a.m., and we are leaving for the Ontario, CA airport at 4:00 a.m. for our flight to Atlanta. I have been up since Wednesday at 5:30 a.m.. I'm too excited to sleep! I saw clients last night until 9, and Brad got home from work at 9:30, staying to get EVERYTHING done so he can relax on vacation. We shared a sandwich for dinner, closed the luggage, and then I HAD to watch Top Chef! At 11, I played with the dog, who was glaring at the luggage.
Now I am drinking coffee...DUH, and because Brad has to drive the 1.5 hours to the airport, he is in the middle of a 2 hour nap. I was tired four hours ago... but now I am hyped up and ready to roll. I'm also on page 224 of the book I saved to read on the plane. If I can stay awake until Atlanta, I won't be needing that Tylenol PM in my purse for the flight to Rome!
In 10 minutes, I will wake Brad and jump in the shower. I can hear Italian music in my head. I will have gelato in the next 24 hours. I can't wait to hear the voice of our new GPS speaking Italian.
It's now 3:38, and the luggage is in the rental car! The 2 big bags are our clothes. The small suitcase and red duffel are filled with suprises (60 lbs of them) for my Italian Slow Travel friends! The other red bag is my carry-on, weighing in at 15.5 lbs. That's jewelry, my pillow, a book and some snacks. Brad's computer bag didn't make the photo! Travel light? One bag less than last year, and those two will be empty soon, so I might not have to hit Mail Boxes Etc. in Panzano!
Ok, time to put the laptop in Brad's bag, and we're OFF and even ahead of schedule!
ARE WE THERE YET???