Sugarpie is Goin’ to Italy!


Does she look excited to you? The answer is yes. Yes she does.

Well, the day has finally arrived. (Remember when we posted about getting a baby passport?)

We’ve traveled to California and other parts of Texas before with Sugarpie, but we haven’t gone trans-Atlantic until now. Hubs and I both lived in Italy at different times in our lives. I lived in Ischia for about four and a half years. I wrote a blog about it starting in January 2006 called my life italian.

Hubs lived there on and off for a span of 10 years while he was gettin’ all smart and pursuing his PhD in Italian literature. He has a blog too, and it’s fantastic. It’s called DoBianchi.

Clearly we share a love of all things Italian (and blogging), and we want to make sure and show Sugarpie what all of the fuss is about.

Hubs goes every September (plus a couple of extra times during the year) to visit clients, so we thought we’d tag along. We’ll be in the Veneto (Montebelluna, Prosecco country), Tuscany (Montalcino, Brunello country), then down to Apulia (Lecce, Negroamaro country). We’ll drive back up to the Veneto but stop in Le Marche on the way. There will be a beach or two involved and this thrills me to the core. I miss Italian beaches!

I used to work in the wine business, he still does. So this is all wine-related, of course.

We will endure about 18 hours of travel to get there and the same to come back, and we’ll have 2 long road trips. We have reserved a bassinett for the Chicago-Zurich legs, we’ll see if she sleeps in it. (Anyone out there ever done this?) We’ll also see how my milk supply is affected, hopefully not at all.

I have no idea how Little Miss Priss is going to handle the travel, let alone the time change but we will roll with the punches! It is worth it, after all.

Italy is SO kid friendly, as the family is the center of the Italian universe. Since she is the center of ours, the transition should be (relatively) smooth.

I’ll be posting from the strada, so keep in touch.

A tra poco!

8 responses »

  1. Have an amazing trip! We haven’t traveled internationally with Nora, but we have done plenty of domestic travel, and “roll with the punches” is exactly the right attitude, if you ask me. It’ll be amazing!

  2. Nanna is going to miss you guys….have tons of fun and a glass of prosecco for me….BE careful and safe….lots of hugs from Nanna & PawPaw with a whole lot of LOVE thrown in…..

  3. Pingback: Georgia P’s first trip to Italy « Do Bianchi

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