I’ve been sorting pictures from Italy, Getting them off my phone and camera, changing the names by date.
In the olden days, we’d get our film developed, take out all the good pictures, show thrm around, maybe put them in a photo album. The not so good pictures would be left in the envelope and eventually end up in a trunk in the attic or basement, or the garbage.
Nowadays, the not so good pics get deleted, the ok pictures get saved on a disc somewhere, the favorites get posted online. It seems worse, like the pictures don’t physically exist. If humanity ever descends back to the dark ages, and I’m sure it will, the digital age of humans will be lost. For example, do you have data on 3.5 inch discs in your closet? I do. Do you have a device that can read a 3.5 inch disc? I don’t. VHS tapes? We’re losing data even in our lifetimes.
In many ways, the old way was better. Hard copies.
Made it through the first day at work yesterday. Woke up needing coffee big time this morning.
Day two, coming up.
Not much to post about. Got a friend from the US coming on Friday.
I’m ready to go to work this morning. I mean, I’m dressed and prepared, mentally, I’m not ready.
I think I’m still jet lagged.
Oh well, I’ll make the best of it.
Some Rome pictures, as a reminder.
View from our last hotel, Rome Park Marriott
On our way home! Shuttle bus to airport, plane ride, quick shopping trip at Dolphin Mall in Miami, another plane ride, car ride and we’ll be HOME! Italy was great! We’ll be back!
Yesterday we saw THE David. The original. David who killed Goliath.
Quite impressive. I guess he’s about 20 feet tall.
Below is a photo a famous statue and David.
Lots of other art too.
Yesterday we climbed up a dome. I forget the name right now. Many steps and twisty stairs.
Travlin’ Tim is getting pretty seasoned.
Today we leave Florence for Rome. Tomorrow we fly home.
Today we depart Udine, after finally meeting my Pen Pal of over a decade and a half.
Giorgio wrote a letter to Radio Cayman, looking for a pen pal. Our accounts/HR officer gave the letter to me, asking if I was interested. I wrote back and the rest is history!
It has been wonderful spending time here and meeting Giorgio and his family. We have enjoyed their hospitality immensley! They picked us up at the train station and took us sightseeing. We have not needed a taxi once in Udine.
I hope we meet again soon!
Udine in general is a beautiful town, I personally, think it kicked Romes butt!
Yesterday we arrived in Udine, after about a 6 hour train ride.
I have a friend in Udine that I never met until yesterday. He wrote a letter to Radio Cayman, looking for a pen pal. I replied and we’ve been in contact ever since.
Today is a tour of the town, and photos.
I am standing on the balcony of our apartment, which measures about 24″ by 18″.
The trip so far has been good, but expensive!
Today, we leave Rome for Udine, where I have had a pen pal for many years.
I have a lot of pictures, which I will post later.
Have a good day!
I a very few minutes we leave for the airport. To Italy.
I hate leaving Cayman, although I look forward to Italy.
I feel like there is no better place on earth than right here right now. But going to Italy is better than having to go to work!!
I’m ready to go!