The Beginning of our Journey 3


Andy and I left on Wednesday, June 9th 2010 for our excursion of Europe.  We left Omaha, flew into Chicago, which took us to NYC where we had to completely change airports (yes, we made it with plenty of time to spare…phew!).  This flight took us to Dublin, which then flew into Rome.  I suppose Andy was right that even though that’s a heck of a lot of connections, it saved us plenty of money and we didn’t have any issues.  We flew into Rome around noon and spent the rest of the day exploring the area of town we are in.

Since we are going all over Europe, we needed trainpasses (which we already have) but needed to book specific reservations at the train stop.  So, out we went…..about 30 minutes into the walk I began to limp, then walk at a snail pace and finally begin to moan and complain (ok, maybe reverse that order!).  Yes, I had gotten a pussy, painful blister.  It was not long before the other foot wanted in on the action as well.  By the time we had gotten to the train, I was miserable.  To paraphrase, Andy said to suck it up and take the 45 minute(ish) walk back.  By the time we arrived back at the hotel, my blister was almost quarter sized!  Ouch! I was of course more ticked off at myself than anything for not breaking in the shoes before the trip, so it was nobody else’s fault but my own.

Luckily, we had a great bottle of Moscato and some Gelato to take my mind off the inconvenience.  Pistachio and Cannola were absolutely divine choices for our neighborhood stroll!

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LeAnna

Author and Creator at Economical Excursionists
Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!

About LeAnna

Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!


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3 thoughts on “The Beginning of our Journey

  • Becky

    I’m glad you guys made it there smoothly! Phew is right. And I won’t even make a comment about that blister. Well maybe one- Should have got merrells! Hope you guys are having a blast… We got to skype mom and dad and Sarah and Chris and Nathanael and Dunkel yesterday. Skype me if you get a chance. And please write more!

  • mbrown

    that blister sounds real bad….ouch, walk on another 40 min, yowwwww! Been thinking about you and praying for your safe and happy travels

  • mom and dad

    Haven’t heard yet how this week is going for our travelers. we hope your travels during this next week are just as exciting as the first weeks. Write/ skype soon. Love, Mom