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The Adventure Begins.. Sarge56 in Italy

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I really thought I had prepared myself for the emotional brick I knew would fall, the closer I got to my departure date. It was, simply, 100x worse. :(

Saying goodbye to my grandkids was so incredibly difficult. I tried not to cry in front of them, but broke down at the last minute. Redeemed by calling them after school yesterday, minutes before taking off for Europe.

Shortly before that phonecall, I had trouble letting go of my older DD. She has been so instrumental in helping me make this dream come true. I sobbed, she sobbed, but through the sobs, she encouraged me and told me how happy she was that I was going to get to live my dream. :)

Didn't help that I got stuck in a middle seat with a very large patron in the seat next to me who kept digging her elbow into my side.. and she had on 4 gallons of perfume (to which I have severe allergic reactions). I pretty much spent the 9-1/2 hour flight with a scarf over my nose. :(

Then, our flight out of Frankfurt to Venice was delayed. My nephew and I arrived in Venice tired, in pain (sitting on that long flight) and with his system upset from the long travel.

We pushed through it and dropped the luggage at the apartment and went for a pizza dinner. Gelato in St. Mark's Square and a beautiful ride up the Grand Canal to our apartment. :)

I'm feeling a little better, emotionally, but still a bit fragile. I'll give it some time.

Thanks for tagging along..

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