From Wine to Gelato

Thursday, September 12

We arrived at our hotel, the Aran Blu, about 3:00 this afternoon.That was about four hours later than expected, due to our flight’s being delayed and our being rebooked through Frankfurt. So now my new passport’s first stamp is from Germany and not Italy. The various sins of US Airlines will have to be documented some other place and time, but on the positive side we did get a spend a few hours in Germany, and both our Philadelphia-to-Frankfurt US Airways flight and our Frankfurt-to-Rome flights served complimentary wine. Our internal clocks are so confused now that we couldn’t tell you just when in the day we were drinking it. It had to be past noon in either Ohio or Italy!

Our hotel for this night is in Lido di Ostia on the Mediterranean coast. Here’s a view from our balcony.

We walked north up the coast for dinner and enjoyed supper and our first gelatos with John and Elaine Lavezzi, who arrived earlier today.

Tomorrow we’ll head to Rome. We’ll also try to straighten out some technical issues which have made the process of writing this blog a bit more complicated than we would like. And maybe then I’ll be able to post a photo from today’s travels. [As should be obvious from the picture above, that did turn out to be true.] Until then, ciao!

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.