You might wonder how someone as snippy and cranky as me could take a tour of Italy and have fun. I think I definitely annoyed some of the people even though I avoided politics like the plague and wish some of the people would have avoided long drawn out grandchildren stories in return.
|The Appian Way where it is said Christ appeared to Peter.|
The reason I liked going on a tour (and it was expensive) was because it was like being back with my mother telling me what to do. I just followed orders as someone else was taking care of everything. Yes, I bolted now and then but it was great to not have to think too much, I do too much thinking in my life here. I also saw everything I studied in Art History. I never would have been able to do that without a lot of planning. They brought me to see my beloved Giotto in Assisi. Magical. I walked a bit on the Appian Way (a personal side trip - "The Appian Way or Via Appia Antica in Rome is one of the most famous ancient roads. It was built in 312 B.C. by Appius Claudius Caecus."). So for me a Tour was just fine. I did meet some great people and I did grate on people. I loved the goofy people (of which I was one) and there were a few of them.