Monday, November 22, 2010

Maybe too Optimistic?

Two weeks from today... I'm definitely counting.

So... a very kind friend of mine offered to share suitcases with Zoe and me that convert into backpacks.  This is a very appealing idea since we will be traveling a great deal within Italy and between cobbled roads and crowded trains a big suitcase is a dumb idea.  I'm very grateful for these handy bags.  However, right now it is 25 degrees outside and tonight the low is going to be about 16!  I'm all bundled up, and although I know it probably won't be quite this cold in Italy, it will be cold.  What makes me think I can get my bulky winter clothes in a carry on sized bag for a three month stay??  What am I thinking??

Doug's mantra these days is "pack light... pack light... pack light"  I know that!!  It just doesn't come naturally to me!  I'm giving it try however.  And, luckily we are bringing our giant rolling duffle bag to accommodate all our boots and other bulky items.  I am optimistic - not crazy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Three weeks and counting...

Three weeks from today the three Bunnells will be making our way across a continent, an ocean, and part of another continent to begin our Italian Adventure!  It is an exciting prospect indeed.  The packing still awaits, but we are making our way through the "To Do" lists as best we can.

My intention for this blog is to do a "photo of the day" format.  I will be trying my hardest to post at least one photo each day with a short reflection on why that particular thing caught my eye.  Feel free to hold me accountable... I really do want to make it work!

In order for it to work however... my next job will be to get my camera fixed!!  It broke very recently and now I have to make the decision to repair or replace.  Of course the environmentally friendly thing to do would be to repair - but with a three week turn around time it may not make it.

Wish me luck, and I'm glad you're along for the ride!