who knew that our trip to Italy would be consumed by the two words "ash cloud"?? We have watched a whole lot of CNN and BBC but here is the bottom line-nobody knows. We just hope to get home.
Today we hit the Trenitalia Eurostar and made our way through Firenze and Bologna to Venice. We arrived safely in Venice and had dinner sitting along the grand canal followed by a vaporetti ride down to St. Marco square. Our hotel is classic Venice. I told Eileen that I have dubbed our room the "Elvis Suite". It is quite ornate!! I am sure that we will sleep like queens in these fancy beds. The Internet is charged by the minute in Venice, so our blogs will be short and sweet. Say a prayer for us that the ash cloud goes away before Saturday!