A few loose ends to tie up about Italy – there was a family photo. The above one apparently only Vince and I got the message that it was suppose to be a silly photo.
I went to the thrift store before we left the US to procure a couple of jigsaw puzzles. I didn’t have very many choices for puzzles, so I selected a Robin Hood themed one with 1000 pieces for $4.50. It turned out to be one of the hardest puzzles I’ve ever done. The shape of the pieces was not unusual, just the printed picture was detailed and small and quite similar all over. Mid-vacation, it was unclear if we would be able to finish the puzzle at all. Louisa loves puzzles – here we are at 10:15 pm the night before our 9 am international flight putting the final pieces together.
We arrived 2 hours before our outgoing flight and we needed every minute of the two hours to navigate through the airport. First was finding out that the NYC flight was in a terminal that required a bus trip. Second was declaring that our three water guns did look like guns, so those had to be routed through a different security line. Third was that Edda needed a personal wheelchair pusher to get her through the entire airport from check-in all the way to the plane. Why? We don’t exactly know why. But Edda’s personal assistant was male, young, cute and oh so very polite. Che carini!
Vince left this morning for a week-long scout camp with his prescriptions for his double ear infection. Oral antibiotics for his middle ear infection in one ear, drops for the outer swimmer’s ear infection. And instructions to not go into the water until Wed. At scout camp, they work on getting some merit badges and Vince had signed up for life saving and snorkling, so those had to get switched over to shotgun and pottery.