Thursday, January 17, 2008

Off To Italy!!

We're heading out in about 4 or 5 hours! I know I should be in bed, but I'm so wired from excitement I can not stand it!!! Chad will start off the drive, so I'll probably sleep the first 3 or 4 hours until we hit Austria. We'll be driving over Brenner Pass (click on it and take a stunning look!!). This road passes through the Alps! My friend Bobbie said that there's pull of points so I should get good pictures!

Today I got all my errands ran. I got us snacks, got a 4 GB memory card for my camera (1296 pictures!!), I have my 1 GB memory card, it has about 20 to 40 pictures taken on it out of I think it's 800 so I will be able to get probably about 2000 pictures taken just on my digital. I bought new batteries for my Cannon Rebel which I have another lens so I can get those great distance shots with!! Bought a 4 pack of film for it and extra set of batteries. (I haven't used this camera is probably a year sadly...I love the convinence of the digital, but the Rebel's pictures turn out so beautiful). We have the camcorder battery charging. We have the dvd players (one for each boy) batteries charging. The luggage, snacks, and stroller are all loaded up. The van is setting on a full tank of gas and Chad bought a book of Gas coupons (buy them on post and it's soooo much cheaper than paying the price on the economy...we pay about 1/2 what they do!). We have Euro and some cash. We're so excited! The boys are both beyond excited they don't know what to do! LOL I know they'll enjoy it! We have A LOT of walking ahead of us! Maybe I'll lose a lb or two! LOL Probably not...come on I'll be eating REAL Italian food!!! Oh my goodness I can NOT wait! Bobbie told us where their favorite resturant in Vecinza is so we're going to definate eat there one night.

I'll write more when we are back and settled and I have uploaded all the pictures!!!! Wahoo! we come!


crewsfour said...

It sounds like you guys are going to have an amazing time - I can't wait to see the pictures and hear all the stories.  Have a great time - Leene

mumma4evr said...

have fun

scotthlori said...

You really stink you know that?!  LMBO  Just kidding . . .  *wink*


manda2177 said...

OK, I took a look at the Brenner Pass and nearly puked.  I have nightmares about roads like that... and me driving off of them!!!!  lol  I pray you have a wonderful and safe trip and cant wait to find out how your new camera works!

God bless-

sangrialel said...

have fun!!  Linda

lv2trnscrb said...

have fun!! sounds like a great trip you have planned; that pass is breath taking!!


jckfrstross said...

have a safe trip:) can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it


chat2missie said...

How wonderful!  Have a great trip and take lots and lots of pictures.

happysunshien said...

oy yeah!  I cant wait to see the pictures! :)


springangel235 said...

Have a safe trip...looking forward to your photos...hugs and love,

janid731 said...

I am sooo jealous!  I would love to visit there!  Can't wait to see your pictures.  So glad you are all healthy for this trip! :)

I will be praying for safe travel!


ksgal3133 said...

Have a great time! That is one place I would love to go too :)


chevyz71gurl74 said...

How exciting!
Cannot wait to hear all about it and see pics
Have a wonderful time!