off we go, into the wild blue yonder...

Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:28 AM
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Beth Anderson
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off we go, into the wild blue yonder...

all packed, and twiddling my thumbs until I head to my friend's house for a ride to the airport. Venice here I come! look for a trip report in the coming weeks. <BR> <BR>I've got 14 rolls of film (just in case) AND a digital camera (for an 8 day trip). also a tape measure, and thanks to everyone for their advice on how to use it! a couple of guidebooks, a book for the plane & my italian primer, some old turtlenecks/sweaters & two old pairs of jeans which are getting canned once I've worn 'em a few times. 2 nice outfits - 1 knit dress, one sweater/pantset (just in case). I'm all set. <BR> <BR> actually about half the stuff I am taking I plan to throw out once I've finished with it. (nothing like sample sizes of everything) and hurrah for old socks & underwear. <BR> <BR>Thyra your advice about packing was great - rolling the things up definitely compacts everything. between the two bags I doubt they weighs 35 pounds total. God knows what it will weigh when I come back... <BR> <BR>later gators! see you online when I return... <BR> <BR <BR> <BR>
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:32 AM
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Beth Anderson
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oh yeah, and a corkscrew. I *just* remembered that! whew that was close.
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:34 AM
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I enjoy all the great tips on packing here too. Did you remember plastic bags and washclothes as well? <BR> <BR>Just wondering, why do you need the tape measure? and won't they have corkscrews there or am I missing something?
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:35 AM
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Bon Voyage Beth, here is wishing you a safe, wonderful, profound and above all FUN trip to one of the greatest places on earth!!!! Have a gelato for me!
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:39 AM
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yup, plastic bags, that too. <BR> <BR>tape measure - "inside" joke. I have to get my brother a leather coat, without the benefit of him being there to try one on. I'm still a little apprehensive about finding one which will fit properly - kinda hard to return. <BR> <BR>the corkscrew - I don't want to have to hunt one down when I buy a bottle to take back to my room. (I HOPE to find some places in Florence for wine tastings...) Brunello di Montalcino, here I come... <BR> <BR>and there you have it.
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:40 AM
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and a deep fried porsciutto and mozzarella sandwich at the rotiscerra(sp) by San Bartolomeo Square by Rialto bridge - like a Monte Christo and great! Have a wonderful time.
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:48 AM
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Beth, take some binoculars with you. ENJOY!!!
 
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 11:26 AM
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nancy
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Bye Beth! <BR>Have a great time, we will want descriptions of sights seen, and food tasted and the "model" you used for your brother's jacket! <BR>Buon viaggio. <BR>
 

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