It is Thursday night before our trip and we just discovered that our checked baggage is 12 lbs over the limit. Nalynn is re-packing as I write this. Our very good friends, Nan and John had us over tonight for hamburgers and wine, which was wonderful due to the fact that we were down to one pint of somewhat questionable cherry tomatoes in the refrigerator. Nalynn and I are truly looking forward to this vacation and hope you will join us virtually as we add pictures and stories to this blog. Plane leaves tomorrow at 10:15 AM - connecting in Kennedy and arriving in Rome at 7:35 AM Saturday morning.