Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back in the USA

Arrived back in America yesterday at midnight my time and 6pm your time. I had an amazing trip but I must say it is SO GOOD to be back. My first stop at the Amsterdam airport was the Starbucks!!!! I can't tell you how happy I was to see them. I have missed my daily latte from my FAVORITE place BEANERS (BIGGBY'S) but since they don't have a store in Amsterdam yet I had to "settle" for Starbucks. Make no mistake about it, Italy had GREAT coffee only too little of it. A shot of espresso (2 Oz) or a cappuccino (4 oz) that you drank standing up or if you wanted to pay more for it, sitting down. NO take away cups, no lingering over a full bodied coffee, no skim milk, no flavoring, no sitting.

I have uploaded my photos and in the several days will edit my blog entries adding my own photos, updating the information and generally cleaning things up. The one computer at the Oasi was in a dark corner and I had to rely on guests walking through the hallway to activate the lights in order to see the keyboard. The key board was Italian and it took getting used too. I never did get the hang of using the @ key or the ".

If you have been reading the blog, first of all THANKS, and thanks for your comments. It really made my day to read your comments at the beginning of the day; a little connection to home.

I didn't have a chance to let everyone know that I would be blogging so I'll send out a group email and if you have some time on your hands you can check out the blog and see what I've been doing the past 2 weeks.


Jeanie said...

The photo of the glass is lovely, Jane. Is that from Italy, too? I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and am looking forward to a face-to-face with all those great images!

Nora said...

Welcome home Jane...Ahh, but I like the small, stand up coffee in Italy :) I miss that! I leave for Virginia for the weekend to see my brother but when i get back, I'd like to get coffee and hear all about things Italian.