Thanks for your emails about my trip! A couple of people have asked for more tips, so while it’s fresh in my mind, I thought I would add them. First, when I mentioned I bought the boys raincoats, I should add that I bought them in a light orange- this was great to be able to find them fast in a sea of black coats! On the suggestion of my friend Kim K, I also added our hotel business card- with the address- to their jackets (zipped in) with our cell phone in case of emergency. The boys also had their Road id’s velcroed to their shoes. One thing I wish I had brought was my hairdryer!! My friend Jill and I had the worst string of bad hair days over there. The hotels basically provide a hose attached to a wall that sneezes warm air on you from time to time. It’s amazing how much good hair can mean to you! Especially when you are hoping you land a family holiday card out of the trip!
I found a lot of benefit to having access to the internet for looking up museum times, places, etc. and I thank the heavens above for Jill’s Garmin GPS that helped us through Tuscany. Having said that about the internet, wifi was unheard of for us in Tuscany, so I am really glad we had our travel guides with us to make last minute changes to our plan. As adults, we loved playing Scrabble on Jill’s ipad at night while drinking wine!
For long airplane rides, I thank our new itouch and my iphone loaded with new videos and games that my boys loved. And our Klutz books came in handy as well as some Usborne sticker books for Pirates and Romans that Jill gifted us on the trip. (her girls had cute ones with fairies and dancers!)
Thanks for reading and I promise to get back to posting the “usual stuff” this week!