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Monday, June 15, 2009

So much to do, so little time...

In two weeks we leave for Rome. Our to-do list is growing by the minute. Check out our Top 5:

1. Confirm reservations.
We did a lot of research to stay within our budget of $100 per night. Stay tuned for reviews!

2. Prioritize packing list.
We bought Osprey travel backpacks in an effort to limit how much we pack. Justin's 2 pairs of wash-as-you-go underwear will free up at least 2150 of the 4300 cubic inches in his bag!

3. Lay in a supply of OTC meds.
Since we'll be 5000 miles from home and our mamas, we want to cover our bases in the event of minor illness or aches and pains.

4. Download City Navigator Europe for the Garmin.
For $149.99, we will have access to 1.7 million points of interest and 8.5 million kilometers of road coverage throughout Europe. In the long run, it is the small price to pay to ensure that we end up in the right places at the right times!

5. Brush up on Italian and French.
By "brush up on," I mean start from scratch. You know, the fundamental phrases: Where is the bathroom? We are lost. The cheese is old and moldy.


  1. Taylor! I am sooo jealous of all the fun stuff you guys have planned. #5 in your list cracks me up (what is "the cheese is old and moldy" from!?!?) I wished we had gone to Cinque terra, it looks awesome! Florence is amazing, you'll love it. And lucca is a cute town too. have sooo much fun. Cant wait to hear about your adventures. Im gonna add your blog to my blog list so I can keep up to date. :)

    ~Lauren C

  2. I thought you were going to blog every day while on your trip? I an anxious to hear all about it.