Hello dear friends! I've been home now for a week and I'm so happy to be here. I've been visiting with my mom and sister and been doing way too much shopping than I should be doing but I really don't care. I'm happy to be back in the home I grew up in and every time I come back it's as if I never left. This is going to be a quick post but I wanted to blog about what I've been up to so far.
When I got to the airport in Rome I was not expecting to see this....
There was an INCREDIBLY long line for check in and since they were so backed up they eventually had me skip the whole line. I was there two hours before take off but apparently it wasn't enough... Thank God they did because it was a very close call. I made it through security and all the check points on time and was able to make it running through the Rome Fiumicino airport. Security has become so strict since last time I came to the States it's crazy but I'm glad it's that way because you hear so many terrible things these days and I am just glad that I got here safely. So if you're traveling overseas my advice is to make sure you get to the airport at least 2 hours before your flight.
I made it eventually... It was a very smooth flight. It's about a 9 hour flight from Rome to New York. I flew with Alitalia. The food was ok...I mean let's be honest...airplane food always pretty much sucks but I've had worse so it wasn't too bad. The flight was packed. I watched some good movies. I can never sleep on a plane so I usually just watch movies or read.
We landed on time and made it through customs pretty quickly. I brought one big suitcase which was half full because I always end up buying a bunch of stuff and bringing it over...I never have enough room in my luggage... But I don't even want to think about that right now to be honest.
I landed in JFK and my mamma was there waiting for me.
I was tired but I wanted to stay awake as long as I could to get used to the time difference. I landed at 2:00pm and stayed awake until about 8:30. We drove back to PA and on the way home we stopped to visit my sister. I just couldn't wait to see her. She was very vocal as soon as she saw me and I knew she was just as happy to see me as I was seeing her.
I didn't take any pictures with her the day I arrived. This picture was taken the next day. She's such a cutie pie...she melts my heart whenever I see her.
I had Mexican food the first day I was here...day number two was Japanese...
Uhhh...love it! Cannot get enough of it!
Then my mother insisted on taking me to an Italian place....womp womp... That was a bad idea. I guess I'm just so used to the real Italian food that this to me was just really bad... and we paid an arm and a leg for it!
Maybe it was just the place we went to I don't know but I've had much better seafood linguini... I'll just leave it at that...
Can't complain about the drinks though! This strawberry lime margarita was humongous and so yummy!
Other than that I've been shopping, shopping, and shopping some more. I am loving all of the Halloween decorations that are already out. I am seriously ready for fall. I want to take all the pumpkins back with me but that is not possible unfortunately :-( I HAVE NO ROOM!!
I'm so frustrated I can't take many things back with me.. I guess I'll just have to DIY some pumpkins when I get home.
I love it!! Halloween is a holiday that I truly miss so much in Italy. It's just so much fun.
My mom and I have been spending some much needed quality time together and it's nice be here with her. I know she feels more secure with me being here for her and my sister and that makes me happy.
We've been smothering her with TLC and it feels good...even though she looks rather annoyed about it in this picture I know she likes it LOL.
Next stop is Florida to visit my Dad!
Be back soon...