On jetlag

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If you are wondering how our jetlag is coming along … It is now 11:30 p.m. in Sicily, and I give it about 70 percent odds that one or both of my kids will be awake in the next 30 … Continued

A train strike adventure for Chris

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The scene:* Chris and his buddy Mike, sitting in the backseat of a stranger’s vehicle somewhere in Rome. The Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ in the USA” is blaring and the non-English-speaking driver is singing along. A fellow passenger and birthday twin, … Continued

The car hunt becomes urgent

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Chris’ summary of buying a car here, in our experience: “We’d like to buy a car, please.” “Haha, LOL, good luck.” So, as you may remember we are shipping our minivan to Sicily. It is on a boat somewhere in … Continued

A weekend away — Modica

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The scene: The four of us are driving along, enjoying the scenery as we traveled south and discussing whether the extensive stacked-stone fences we saw might have been built with rubble from old buildings. And then our car got literally … Continued