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….

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…