So here we are – back home again in Eleuthera – there’s no place like home ! It is wonderful to travel around the world – but it is a real blessing to want to come back to the place we call home. Sicily and Rome were a great experience – and I do confess that I fell deeply in love with Rome. It is such a beautiful city – full of historical buildings and monuments that give you a real anchor to the past. Plus of course the food is sensational and I could have people watched for days on end. The Italians are a very stylish lot – in so many aspects of their lives – and the fashion was inspiring…….
The last morning before we flew out we were up early and decided to take a short walk. The Spanish Steps were close by but were always absolutely crawling with so many people that it would have been a nightmare to try and climb them But at 7.30 am it was pretty deserted so we climbed up them and had a lovely view over the rooftops of Rome. Plus there is something about that early morning light that is very special.
We flew back into Philadelphia for an overnight stay – a city neither of us had visited before. We had a great hotel near Rittenhouse Square and had another early morning walk around just getting the tiniest flavor of the place. The airport is close to the city so the drive out there was short and pretty much traffic friendly. Then the flight back to Nassau and on to Governors Harbour. I found it an extremely tiring journey back from Rome and the day someone finds a good cure for jet lag I will celebrate the fortune that they will make ! I read that it takes one day to recover for every hour of time zone that you travel through – so the 6 hour time difference has taken some recovering from !
So the shock of stepping on the scales is over – rather reduced meal sizes for now eh ! And dear Rudge has settled back in well. He and Rufus had their birthday on July 14th – Bastille Day – one year old and both growing into lovely dogs. They are still having play dates on French Leave Beach and both are very keen swimmers……..
We have plenty to look forward to as well – next week my sister Jane and her son Sam and girlfriend Katy arrive for a visit – and Bob’s son Joel is arriving to run another basketball coaching camp ………