Rome and Home Again

     Chapters VI and VII-Mama and Daddy Go to Italy…   Our last leg of the trip was to be Rome, where we would spend a day and a half. Monday we prepared again to catch a train to the capital city. Before leaving Florence, we all stood, held hands, and prepared our hearts….

Florence-Tuscany

Chapter V: Mama and Daddy Go to Italy Saturday we caught a train to Florence, which is situated in the heart of Tuscany. After spending the night in a sculptor’s apartment, Sunday morning we joined an all-day tour of Tuscany. We boarded a large bus with lots of tourists from around the world: Brazilians, Australians,…

VENICE

Chapter IV: Mama and Daddy Go to Italy Friday we awoke early to race to the airport and fly to Northern Italy. Our AirBNB host picked us up and took us from the mainland down to the center of the island. (We didn’t know that the legendary city of Venice is actually considered an island!)…

Mama and Daddy Go to Italy – Pompeii

Chapter III Thursday was our last day in the Naples area, so I arrived again in the afternoon to take them to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, a city destroyed suddenly by nearby Mt. Vesuvius several thousand years ago. They had watched the movie on Netflix before coming. But first–the hussle. We approached a sign…

Jet Lag – Mama and Daddy Go to Italy

Chapter II Next day, I visited the parents in the late afternoon. They were still in bed. “Ready to eat?” I asked. Just then, a coworker who had given me travel tips called to see if they had arrived. “My parents are still in bed,” I told him. “Leave them alone!” he yelled. “Let them…

Mama and Daddy Go to Italy

 Chapter I: The Answer is Yes! If Jed Clampett and Granny could leave the Ozarks and move to Beverly Hills, then J.C. and Janice Upton (my parents) could leave Tennessee and take a trip to Italy. It’s not like they aren’t already well traveled–they love to travel. But they are usually doing ministry when they…

Ciao, Italy!

Hello readers! I am happy to begin blogging again. This time I will be writing from bella Italia, where I will be until the holidays. To catch up, I came home from England in June and spent the entire summer at home. This was an awesome time with family because my sister, her family (minus…