Today is the day! 3 checked bags plus 2 carry-ons plus 2 laptop cases plus one eager couple equals a fun adventure over the next few months. I’ve got lots of ideas and dreams for what all I would like to see/do/learn/accomplish during this time, but nothing is set in stone so only time will tell what we might find ourselves up to. I can tell you this though, there will be food. Lots and lots of food. And visits to Paris, Berlin, and London. And probably some tales of me getting lost on public transportation.
I can’t wait to see our apartment and start to get settled in so we can start to explore Italy. (Stay tuned for photos, and possibly a mini-tour.) I’ve never lived in an apartment before, so I’m looking forward to trying it out, and in a foreign country no less. I think what I’m most looking forward to is doing the everyday things that locals do, but tourists wouldn’t usually experience– getting to know people at the market, developing a routine, grocery shopping, laundry, everything that is done so differently than it is at home.
I’ll do my best to share as many recipes as possible–assuming I can pull myself away from the amazing restaurants long enough to do some recipe testing! I’ll be sharing lots of food-related fun though even if it isn’t a recipe. I hope you’ll follow along!
Until then, here I sit in the Atlanta airport, watching people come and go and it has definitely not sunk in yet that we’re finally on our way to our elusive Italian Adventure. By the way, when passing time in the Atlanta airport before leaving the U.S. for a while, there’s nothing quite like some southern food from Paschal’s to fill you up before a long flight. Fried chicken, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and rice with gravy should tide us over until we land in Italy and battle jet lag in order to get our hands on some gelato.