"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
|In-flight map; arriving in Rome.|
Well, we have arrived in beautiful Cagliari on the island of Sardinia, which is southwest of mainland Italy in Mediterranean Sea. Wow, that just sounded exotic. Interestingly, I believe Cagliari is closer to Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, and even Libya) than it is to mainland Italy. That's what someone told me today (or was it yesterday... yeah, my time is all messed up.)
|Good morning, Italy!|
It really is amazing that I'm here. Leading up to my arrival at the Salt Lake airport, the idea that I was flying to Italy felt completely surreal. Now I'm here, and to be truthful, it still feels a bit surreal, probably because we haven't seen very much except the airport in Rome, the airport in Cagliari, a few uninhabited islands in the Mediterranean, and the inside of the hotel. However, it's nice to be here after 25 hours of travelling door to door.
|Ashley and Emery on layover at the Rome airport. Not too bad after about 20 hours of airport-ness.|
Swimming in the pool simultaneously helped to wake me up and make me feel more nauseated. I guess the far too many attempts at synchronized swimming tricks may have made me a bit dizzy. Since Marina wasn't here to do them with me, I enlisted Joseph. He was a wonderful willing participant. I'll have to pull a picture from Lisa's camera to put up here.
|Um, hello luxurious pool. :)|