August 2011 ~ Arrived. Tired, bedraggled and sleepy but we made it. Kids cried upon arrival but were laughing later in the day. Internet connection is sketchy at best. Cannot move in yet but we are going there to unpack and organize. just want a home again. It has been months.
Things that are going to take some getting used to:
Things that I am super excited about (besides the culture, learning another language, travel) – the best pizza ever a block away (Lena said she can never eat pizza in the US again); a champagneria a block away; an H & M across the street, a movie theater across the street and are you ready for this . . . an outlet mall about 10 minutes north of us with Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Missoni, Escada, La Perla, Furla, Frette, Bruno Magli, Miss Sixty, and Valentino to name a few. And about five more minutes away from the outlet mall is a thermal bath and spa. Yay!!!!