The trip was a success and now being home feels great. I didn't miss much being gone nearly 3 weeks which leads me to believe that I can do more of this traveling! Traveling is important on so many levels, it takes you out of your safety zone and exposes you to new people and ways of life.
I am always struck with the wonderful attitude of different cultures when it comes to living and work and the Italian certainly know how to live. Long meals are an everyday occurrence it seems, naps are completely acceptable for adults and laughter seems to cure all.
Next up...Germany and the UK in September...but first a short trip to North Carolina for Con Carolinas, should be fun it's a beautiful part of the United States.