Okay so, I returned this morning from a romantic vacation with my wonderful husband to celebrate our twenty years of wedded bliss. If you thought I was going to share photos of picture postcard scenery and write about the amazing food, charming people and exceptional service we experienced, well, I will, but first you must know this: I am sick. Terribly sick. So sick in fact that when we finally arrived home, a day later than expected, I took a hot shower, ate a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, some Benadryl and Motrin, did a couple of shots of Emergen-C, slathered myself with Vicks Vapor Rub, put on my favorite “don’t touch me” plaid pajamas and crawled into bed.
Then I had a dream. A marvelous, wacky dream in which Ellen DeGeneres and I were painting each others toe nails and talking about, what else, handbags and shoes!
I know wacky, right? But there she was, showing me some incredible knock-offs she picked up in Milan and I was telling E, that’s what she likes me to call her, that I believe a covert communicable disease attack was perpetrated while we were in route home from Italy. It could have just been the Benadryl talking.
“I mean really E, if you had to fly commercial these days, you’d have to place your personal belongings into plastic tubs that have held millions of shoes that walked through men’s rooms and parking lots. Sick!”
“You’re right Honie, that is sick, but don’t you just love this Cover Girl Continuous Color nail polish?”
I awoke suddenly and thought, OMG! I better get downstairs and write this down before I forget it! There you have it, my first remembrances of the final moments of our fantastic trip to Italy. It gets better, I promise. It plays out more like Eat, Pray, Eat Some More and hope you don’t split your pants! There is a Planes, Trains and Automobiles….oh and VESPAS segment. Plus a tour of the “red light district” of Pompeii (I’m not even kidding) you won’t want to miss. As most vacations go, there were many thrilling moments. I will share only the highlights. It will be difficult to choose since there are so many. Overall it was a trip of a lifetime to be remembered with laughter and love.