So my genealogist who lives in Sora, Italy has arranged for the town's only taxi driver to pick us up in Rome and take us to Fiuggi and then then back a few days later. Ann sent me a photo of Marco so I will recognize him when he picks us up. Marco doesn't speak much English...this should be interesting. I downloaded a translator app on my phone so I can talk into it and it can translate and speak back Italian. I'm hoping we'll end up where we want to be! LOL
I wonder if I should send her a photo of us?
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
|Mom and Dad|
I find myself having the time to travel again. I have really missed travelling. Glenn and I had been going on cruises every other year until Dad's health issues. This year we will also be going on our first cruise in 6 years!
|Me and Jackie at the Vatican in 2008|
This time it's on our own to the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. We are
also going to take a couple of days to visit Fiuggi where my grandparents were born & married. I'm so excited about that.
The last Rome trip we went on a Pilgrimmage with "The God Squad" and members of my church and 2 other churches in the Archidiocese. We had a free day and we wanted to Fiuggi but Father Brian insisted we stay with the group. In retrospect it was probably a good thing because in the meantime I hired a genealogist who was able to tell me the streets my grandparents were born on and the church they were baptized and married in. So it will be more meaningful for me.
|The God Squad, Frs. Stephen, DeAscanis and Fr. Brian|
In the meantime, if you'd like to look at our photos from the last trip visit: http://public.fotki.com/HeyLucy1/travel/2008/italy-08/