Sunday, June 12, 2016

Italy Trip #1-Getting There: Check-in Confusion

Tom and Rob trying to figure out Delta's Ticketing system
Welcome to the first blog of our trip to Italy!  We took the trip in May and have been organizing pictures with the San Gimignano Montepulciano,Siena Sorrento, Rome, Pompeii and Naples. Several of the towns you likely never heard of were visited on the road driving between Florence and Rome.
  I (Rob) kept a journal as we toured around. 
   Getting there was an "adventure." First, I was on week #3 of sinusitis that wouldn't quit (and brought all the meds with me). I had a backpack of kleenex, decongestant, water bottle, saline rinse, inhaler and trash bag over the entire 11 day trip - and now I'm on week #7 of the same sinusitis.
   THE AIRPORT AND FLIGHTS - Our flights were through Delta to JFK airport in New York, then on Air France from NYC to Paris. Then from Paris to Venice.
   DELTA'S BIZARRE TICKETING - Upon check in, we had our confirmation numbers, passports and luggage - so we stood in the line and waited to check bags and get boarding passes. Once at the desk, the Delta employee said "You need to go back in the other line and check in at the kiosks far to my left and then go back in line and I'll check you in."    WHAAAT?!?!  She was about to let us NOT check in and go stand in 2 more lines when she realized we were Not Happy. So she gave in and issued our boarding passes and checked the luggage.     Apparently, you have to stand in TWO lines whenever you check in at Delta. How absolutely ridiculous. How inefficient.

NEXT: Airport Insanity

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14