Dawn Out of town

So it’s a week with the wife out of town, this time its Thailand with her sister. It was suppose to be with our daughter till Alex broke her foot. The holiday tip was a birthday trip for both of them but that changed real fast.

So I was not looking forward to this week as I had the grandson to take to school and pick up at the end of his day while trying to work. Withe his mom breaking her foot now I have 2 people and a dog to deal with. It’s not a bad thing having Alex at the house its been a while since she has spent any time at home. Just going a little stir crazy being in the house so much.

Dawn and Joyce look like they are having a great time, playing with the elephants is got me so jealous but the flight took ms of a day to get there. The photo’s I am seeing look awesome.

Nonchalant About Roma

So my wife tells me we can’t come to Rome anymore because I’m not a excited about it as I used to be. We are here for 2 weeks and this is my 5th trip to Rome and I have been a tour guide so many times I hope its just a tired of running around thing.

Damein and Emma

This time we are here with my son and his girlfriend Emma and I think they are enjoying themselves. He got a chance to have his birthday in another country, so both the kids have been here now. We told Alex and Damein one trip each the next time its on you to come back.

One of the things we did different this time was rent an apartment for the 2nd week very near the Pantheon and it has no lift.Bad idea, 45 steps to my room and 65 steps to my sister-in-law’s room.Now that is after 20K steps a day looking around at everything else.

As I write this i’m at one of our favorite place’s the Di Rienzo in the plaza with the Pantheon,we have coming here every night after walking and the stall seems to have adopted us. One of the waiters I remembered from when my daughter was here and I found out he has been working here for 14 years.

Yesterday we were off for a fast tour of Florence another city I love and today they are off to Tivoli,Italy. I felt a little bad this morning like I was catching a cold so it was nap day for me.You need nap days when you are here.

That time of the year again

So for the next few month’s, I will be traveling quite a bit. We have the Tuscany region first and I will be doing some driving for the first time in Italy. I have driven in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland ( to the left to the left to the left..left..left ). So it should not be a problem, the rest of the crew we are going with says I should get an International license. When I asked about it at the rental company about having one in Ireland he just giggled and sent us on my way.

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BTW if you go a barber in Ireland make sure they speak English if you ask for a “trim” of your beard. What was I talking about…

The next trip will be to Florida in February ( Dinsey world ) I so wish it wasn’t in Florida ( read previous blogs about Florida ).

And then in March back to Roma with my sister in law and son and girlfriend, it will be the sons and the girlfriend to Italy. Not sure if I posted about the last time my sister in law took a trip to Italy with us ( long story with crying ). My son is so excited about going he has been asking about everything we can go see.

I would like to post the photos and story’s of the trip’s here and not on Facebook, let’s see how that goes…

Robert Plant at Lake Tahoe

So the weekend starts off in Harvey’s Lake Tahoe , and the last time I stayed there It was my birthday years ago . I also think it was our first time staying at Harvey’s. The room we got was a suite with 2 rooms and views of the lake , it has a tub you could lay in and see the lake. This time we get a nice young lady with an accent checking us in and she said we “qualified for a upgrade”…oh great I think.

The upgrade I think this time was a bed and a working toilet , very disappointed. But the casino floor was where I would be spending most of my time so I didn’t say anything. The machines were not doing bad and ended up staying out to late and i knew what that ment ( hangover ) .

The next day ( after something for my head ) we ate at Ace’s Smoke House for the 2nd time and again they have to be the best BBQ in Tahoe. We had some friends coming up for the show and they used a Lyft a few time’s and said it wasn’t that expensive.

As for the show I didn’t think I would get to see Robert Plant before he or I died , the show was so good .

 

Los lobos was the warmup band and they sounded good and the area was so small you could see everything . The crowd was a mix of older folks but that is what I expected.

 

Robert Plant sounded so awesome and the he didn’t miss a beat for the whole show.

Off on another adventure

Well its that time of the year , it took so long to get here. Taking Damein to London and for a drive around the UK, looking forward to him trying to drive on the wrong side of the road.

Dawn and Joyce are on the flight to London/Paris before us ( 4 hour lay over in Seattle ) and then they have a 7 hour layover in London due to a British Airways canceled flight. Again Dawn got screwed by a airline and not in a good way .