(Sept 5)

We arrived in Rome and  . . . stood in line. I’ve said it before and it remains true: FCO is the worst for passport control. It took about 90 mins and there was no ‘global entry’ or ‘fast’ way through that we could buy into. Grumpy making.We arrived in Rome and  . . . stood in line. I’ve said it before and it remains true: FCO is the worst for passport control. It took about 90 mins and there was no ‘global entry’ or ‘fast’ way through that we could buy into. Grumpy making.

 

I’m proud (!) to say that we’ve done no sightseeing in DC. Instead, I’ve been sleeping like mad: 13 hours the first night, 11 the second, and 9 last night. I probably would have slept more, but dinner made for a late night and we didn’t sleep in as much this morning.

Dinner was at 1789 restaurant. Located in a Federal style building converted into a series of dining rooms decorated with antiques. It’s a very ‘east coast’ place. The building isn’t actually from 1789, the name came from history; but that doesn’t seem to matter.

 

We left home on Thursday to start our vacation a little early: a spa appt. at Cedarbrook, followed by dinner with friends at Copperleaf. It was relaxing and lovely. Totally worth giving up a bit of sleep to spend such a great evening with friends.

Our 8am flight was on time and the only hiccup was a delay in getting our bags at Dulles. Our Airbnb is great: tiny, but all the amenities. There is a bit of street noise (people) because our neighborhood seems to have actual people on its streets. (wry grin) I miss urban life sometimes. J. made a quick run to the store and we settled in for a quiet night.

I couldn’t keep my eyes open and was asleep by 9:30 . . . and 13 hours later finally woke up. I feel amazing; that’s the most sleep I’ve had in a very very long time. We’re getting a very late start today, and its raining, so I’m not sure what we’ll see, if anything.

 

/hattip to Owen Stephens