Italy / Western Mediterranean CruiseIn 2013 I finally earned my Bachelor's Degree in Leadership from Northeastern University. It had been a long journey - I first began questing for a bachelor's degree back in 1986, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Life wends and winds and I was enormously content with every step of my Leadership degree. I loved the instructors, the classes, and my fellow classmates. They were primarily managers and business owners, because of the "College of Professional Studies" group I was in, so they became my board of directors in many ways. In that sense, I was quite sad when the degree was complete. I miss the process immensely.
At the same time that I finished up my Bachelor's program, my sister, Jenn, earned her MBA. My mother and my stepfather, Len, were at this time planning to move down to Florida from New England, where the three of us had always been a short drive from each other. So with all of this going on, my mom made a wonderful offer. She'd take us all on a trip to Italy and the Western Mediterranean so we could spend two full weeks together. It would be a final, fun time to enjoy each other before she headed south permanently. Jenn and I immediately said yes!
Here are the notes! I am still loading them up, and will work to get them all loaded as quickly as I can.
Day 1 - Rome, Italy - Flying in from Boston
Day 2 - Rome, Italy - Touring the Coliseum and more
Day 3 - Rome, Italy - Boarding the NCL Jade
Day 4 - Florence, Italy - locations of A Room with a View
Day 5 - Monte Carlo - Japanese Gardens and Zoo
Day 6 - Toulon, France - photography and avant garde museum
Day 7 - Barcelona, Spain - Freixenet winery tour and Sitges
Day 8 - Valencia, Spain - pretty churches
Day 9 - Majora, Spain - quiet island
Day 10 - NCL Jade Sea Day - jazz brunch
Day 11 - Sardinia, Italy - Roman Ampitheater
Day 12 - Sicily, Italy - Godfather scenes
Day 13 - Pompeii, Italy - fascinating town
Day 14 - Rome, Italy - heading home
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