Bracciano, Italy

We’re staying in a rural area about an hour northwest of Rome for a few days and then we stay in Rome for a couple of days.

Janell has worked out the details of the next three months for us:  Athens, Turkey, Israel, Cairo, Dubai and then to South Africa for a long stay (couple of different places). This planning takes us through February 9.  Not having good access to an Internet connection on our recent cruise, nor at the house we’re in now, has been very inconvenient.  After morning homework, we’ve spent most of the last 2 days at a restaurant in Bracciano, Italy working on these plans, paying bills, doing international wire transfers and responding to e-mail.  The kids are pretty impatient with all this, but we’ve got a lot done.

Hoping to get out of here in a few minutes to see the big castle on the outskirts of town.  Apparently Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married here in 2006… so how could we miss it.