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Old 07-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #16
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Glad you caught that error! It is hard when you've got the details from several itineraries dancing in your brain!
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Good catch! That would not have been good! Hope changing the car pickup didn't change the cost (unless it lowered it!).
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Pizza, pasta, gelato and wine ... YUM!! Sounds heavenly. I'm glad you caught your mistake now, that would have been a nightmare if you didn't realize until you had arrived!
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It's not surprising you might make a mistake, when you have so much travel going on. Good thing you sorted it out!
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I am not really coping very well with having two holidays to plan (nice problem to have) and I can't get my head out of the Disney holiday I tried to enlist the kids today in helping with the Italy planning. I asked them to research a town each and see what they would like to do. Gemma had Florence and has comeup with a good list of things, Rory had Pisa and came up with the leaning tower Peter had Siena and came up with nothing. Hum I was hoping they would be more motivated. 1 week to go.
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I hope they all come up with something. Alternatively, I have guidebooks and I could come up with something for you too...
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As long as there's gelato, what else is needed?!
If you find someplace with a flavor called Delirium, HAVE IT. Don't know if it would be called that everywhere, but I had that last summer - gelato with Nutella and marscapone. O.M.G.!
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As long as there's gelato, what else is needed?!
If you find someplace with a flavor called Delirium, HAVE IT. Don't know if it would be called that everywhere, but I had that last summer - gelato with Nutella and marscapone. O.M.G.!
That rings a bell. I remember having that before and it was amazing!
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