What day is it?

We are in Italy!!

This comes almost as a shock to us. Having been fortunate enough to vacation in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in October, the grand plan was to return to Europe in a couple of years. And then ~10 days after we got home, I received a request to perform a laboratory inspection in Naples, Italy. Well, how can you say no to that offer – and Harvey wasn’t staying home while I went to his favorite country. So here we are back in Europe – so blessed. (and yes, thanks Maureen for getting me into this assessment business!)

We had a fairly long journey here – Edm to Vancouver to Frankfurt to Naples. But all our flights went well and Lufthansa dined and wined us quite well. Upon arrival, the friendly gentlemen at Budget had our Ford Fiesta all ready for us. We followed the hotel’s directions and with just one short detour for a missed corner, we arrived at the Hotel Agora. This hotel was recommended by the hospital and is great. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and they cater to North Americans as they are close to both the U.S. Naval Base and the NATO Headquarters.

After settling in, we took a test drive to the Naval Support Site where the hospital is located in preparation for my visit on Tuesday. Then it was pizza and wine for dinner at the hotel. The nice waiter brought us chilled limoncello at the end of our meal – so yummy. 20140224-205721.jpg
We chatted with some Brits and Americans who live nearby and had stopped by for the 2 for 1 happy hour. After receiving their congratulations on our country’s prowess in curling and hockey, it was off to bed. We had been up for 31 hours with just brief plane naps so it was time!20140224-210045.jpgCheers,

B & H

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