Travel Time!

italy-tripIt’s official – the trip is 100% booked. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a crazy person when it comes to booking traveling arrangements. Maybe it’s the OCD in me but I just need to have every second of the trip planned. Usually this need for control annoys people but my love doesn’t seem to mind – that’s why I married you, Johnny ;).

Where are we going, you ask? I’d be glad to tell you in full detail!

Our trip starts May 22, where we leave out of Newark Airport at 10am, which means we need get up by 6am – not bad – to make it there and through security before the flight leaves. I’m a bit paranoid when it comes to being on time at airports because when I was in college, studying abroad, I missed my flight home and had to stay in England an extra three days (it cost a poor college girl a lot of money).

We touch down in Rome around 6pm that day and will spend the next few hours getting to the hotel and unpacked. That night I reserved a table at one of the best restaurants in Rome, Roma Hamasei. I watch the food network a lot and saw this place and fell in love.

For the next week in Rome we will be doing all the tourist stuff – seeing the colosseum, taking boat rides, museums… Then we head to Sicily!

I’m particularly excited for Sicily because John has relatives there. Also, his father, the one who started Reynolds Fence, was born in Sicily. We’ll be meeting a few distant cousins, aunts, and uncles. John speaks a bit of Italian so hopefully we can get by because they don’t speak any English – yikes.

We spend a week in Sicily with the family before our final destination, Naples. The travel logisitcs are a bit off because the week we’re in Sicily is the only week we could get all the distant relatives together.

I’m excited! This is the romatic/fun getaway that Johnny and I really need (and deserve) right now after the crazy year we’ve had. Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll be updating the blog and Facebook with pictures along the way :).