By Bob Corbett
We will just walk the four short blocks up the street to the bus stop. This bus (for a mere $1.10 for seniors) will take us to the Metro stop, and the same ticket takes us INTO the airport itself. What an awesome deal. No parking, no inconveniencing anyone for a ride, no fuss. Easy and pleasant trip.
Each of us will have one backpack. See photo above. Sally has a small purse that has straps on the back making it a small day bag as well. Each of us have a travel vest with many zippered INSIDE pockets for valuables, so large some small. Some so blasted hidden that even though I wore mine for the month long trip to Greece and Turkey last year, while getting ready for a walk in the park a few weeks ago I found a pocket I didn't even know existed.
In the backpack and travel vest we put:
I say "tentative" since we seldom like to be pinned to a schedule. The only reservations we have made are at the end of the trip in Vienna. Since I know the city well and have stayed in the Hotel Schonbrunn in the past, we did make reservations there.
And once we had those last days booked before coming home, we did pre-purchase tickets at the Volksoper for a performance of Mozart's Zauberflaute (The Magic Flute).
Otherwise we have no reservations for anything. The first place we go will be new to me. We will head to the small village in Sicily where the Sharamitaro family came from and Sally hopes to find some geneological information. We'll just take our chances there. The other places, Naples, Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Halstatt and Graz I know well and have been to each quite a few times and know places to stay.
This allows us day by day changing of the schedule if we are ready move or or wishing to stay longer, or go to some new place not currently in our plans. We just like to travel with that freedom and uncertainty.
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