And that is pretty much it from Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Tuesday was bus to the airport (and after my careful mapping it out I made a wrong turn!), fly to Rome, catch another plane to Florence, (crazy!), take bus from airport to train station, take very nice little break to go to the Mercato Centrale and get some Parmesan Reggiano and Aceto Balsamica and stop in "my" corner cafe to say hi to the man and woman there and have a sandwich and a delicious red wine), back to the train station and train to Milan's train station, train from station to Milan airport, shuttle to hotel, a little dinner and bed. Wednesday was shuttle to Milan airport, flight to JFK airport in New York City (arriving 1/2 hour early), train from airport to Jamaica station to catch a train to Penn Station. From Penn station train to BWI (Baltimore airport) and from there to a big hug from January waiting to to pick me up.
And still in tourist mode on Thursday, January, who works at the library of Catholic University, finally took me tosee the basilica there. I may post pictures of that although January's phone did a much better job than mine so now I don't like the pictures I took.
I'll be driving back home Tuesday after a visit with my daughter Heather and her family and I'm going to make a pot roast and a big batch of chili!
Thanks for traveling with me. This trip certainly had its stressful moments and it was nice being able to share my days.