We made it

There are many aspects of this journey. I am only now beginning to comprehend them. One aspect is what are we carrying and why. For Daughter it is everything for University. For myself, it is dragging along a few more things that might still be useful. In the early years, I refined it to just exact necessities. In the twenty years, I have forgotten and also, I have new perspectives. On arriving at our apartment for the next two months, Stefano showed us around the neighborhood. Wife began setting the table and putting together our first meal together here. It still surprises me how we made all the flights, the baggage did too. Since July 2nd, four flights, a couple subway rides, six hotel shuttle rides, three busses, a train ride from Minneapolis, New York, London/Frankfurt, Marseille, Venice, Trieste.


Luggage safe, Now to the table


About c_in_b

The journey of a single step begins with ideas of a thousand miles.
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4 Responses to We made it

  1. Heather says:

    Happy your journey, so very well planned has been extremely successful to this date!! Wishing you all a very exciting, wonderful adventure and will continue to view your enlightening posts! Best Regards, H

  2. The Designated Liar says:

    I was looking for Trieste in a map of Italy, assuming it would be on the region south of Lugano where Switzerland pokes a menacing-looking spike right down into Italy by Lake Como. Couldn’t find it so I let Google’s fingers do the walking, and lo and behold, Trieste turns out to be on the Adriatic about 450 kms from where i was searching, and that’s when I began to retrieve shards and fragments from my trove of useless and incidental knowledge. Trieste, now I remember, was a major naval base of the Austro-Hungarian empire until its defeat in World War I upon which they lost all their coastal territories rendering Austria and Hungary landlocked which they remain to this day. The Austro-Hungarian navy’s most famous figure is of course one Captain Georg Ritter von Trapp, husband of Julie Andrews (well, Maria von Trapp really, but I choose not to distinguish real life from reel), who as a submarine skipper in World War I (George, not Julie/Maria) sank 13 enemy vessels (an astounding feat for any U boat commander) including a cruiser and a submarine (!!!), and more importantly, lived to retire from the service and tell all 13 tales of derring do (well nigh miraculous). Which is why it should come to no surprise that as World War II approached, Hitler’s navy summoned the melodious Austrian Captain to serve as a senior officer in the Nazi U Boat fleet even though one would wonder about the maritime abilities of an officer who served in the navy of an apparently landlocked country. I do not know if in his days of high adventure, Captain von Trapp sailed his steel (would-be) coffin out of Trieste but maybe you can find more fragments of that history as you explore your current city of residence. Would anyone in Trieste today even care if he did? I eagerly await any light you can shed on the matter.

    • The Designated Liar says:

      P.S. Hollywood sometimes does get things right: Captain von Trapp did refuse to serve in Hitler’s navy.

    • c_in_b says:

      We will keep an eye open for signs. Our landlord has Austrian connections. K is practicing singing, “the hills are alive with the sound of music.”

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