Since my first post, I have changed my departure date, so now I only have 23 more get ups, and then it's up and away!! The excitement is growing in the group of intrepid travellers whom I'll meet in Rome, as we plan what to do in Rome, and others change arrival times, etc. Plenty of discussion on what to pack, how to get from FCO to hotels, where is the best gelato/grappa/food, etc. All the important things in life, really.
At present, some of the women are suffering through snow storms and cold weather, others are enjoying 70 degree weather, while 2 here in Australia are getting 40 degrees Celsius .. about 100 F.