You guys! We leave for Italy in five days. B "surprised" me with a trip by cashing in about a billion miles and a couple companion passes we've had with British Airways for awhile. He did this less than 3 weeks before we were to leave. I like surprises and all, but I was kind of like "Honey, next time we take a trip let's do the talking thing first." Anyway, now that all the uncertainties of where we are going to go and stay and all that have been taken care of, I am super, duper excited! And this after I just told everyone I know how happy I was we were to have a low-key summer in town and available for any and all last-minute barbecues, pool parties, beach trips, etc. Ah well. Our lives are pretty boring in every other regard, so this last minute trip is just what our family needs I think.
So... we are flying into Rome and staying for a few nights. B and I LOVE Rome (he taught me to love it actually...before him I was sorta on the fence). But with kids? Not so sure. So we are staying just long enough to (hopefully) get over our jet lag, get a few photos of the kids on the Spanish Steps and take them to eat pizza at our favorite place. Then, we are headed down to the Amalfi Coast for 12 nights. This is a dream come true for me because we have never been together and I love it but B is always like I'm-above-that-place-the-menus-are-all-in-German-and-the-place-is-filled-to-the-brim-with-ugly-Americans. Whatever!! It is popular because it is awesome, am I right? Luckily it didn't take too much convincing on my part because we knew we wanted to be somewhere coastal with the kids and we found a great place with a pool. He'll get over it, I'm sure. After that, we are taking a night train (with three kids yikes!) to Venice. We are pretty certain it will be the most exciting thing to happen to them ever, and that the adults will not asleep. That's what Italian coffee is for, I suppose.
Even though the trip is last minute and we are going in high season, I am pretty stoked about the places we are staying in. Herewith, our place in Positano:
I am obviously excited, but I also get some anxiety before we leave on a trip.....something about being away from the comfort and security of our home. Anyway, it isn't that big of a deal, just part of the whole being a mom makes everything more complicated I suppose. ;-)