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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Europe ... it's almost time to say goodbye again

IMG_20190428_094317_851So here we are. It's already my last full day here in Europe again. My flight leaves from Trieste, Italy tomorrow, IMG_20190428_094004_932connecting in Munich and then on to Newark. Trieste is the closest major airport to where I am which is kind of funny because I need to cross 3 countries to get there (Croatia, Slovenia and Italy) but it's only about 1 hour and a half ride. Luckily my flight out of Trieste doesn't leave until 1pm so at least it doesn't mean a crazy early start. 

The weather has turned out to be pretty nice all in all. There was supposed to be rain on a bunch of days but besides a few showers nothing much happened. It is definitely cooler now than it was and you can see rain in the distance across the bay so I assume it will start raining more heavily later but we will see. The weather here seems to be a bit unpredictable and so far we have lucked out. I am sitting on the balcony again and like I said it's cooler but still nice to be breathing in the fresh sea air. 

We have had some delicious lunches at local restaurants. One day we drove to the Savudrija Lighthouse (only about 15-20 min away) where they also have a restaurant nearby. It was nice day so perfect for some pretty views. 

Yesterday I also discovered that the 5 star Kempinski Hotel next door has a beach bar that is open even in off season. I was just wandering around really, walking in a direction I hadn't walked before and found it by accident. It being off season and still kind of cool there weren't many people there at all. But since it was sunny it was actually quite warm sitting in the direct sun next to the water. Was quite peaceful and lovely. I would have been happy to just stay there. Alas I did have to leave when they started closing up at 5pm. :) 

Anyway it's been an enjoyable stay. Of course there is always the usual family stuff and drama involved with a family vacation but focusing on the wine, food and beautiful scenery does help. So let's hope we can bring this trip to a successful close tomorrow. 

Not looking forward to having to go back to work on Tuesday though. I know I can't complain having been off for almost 10 days now (plus the other trip I had in March) but just not feeling it at the moment. I am sure it will work itself out as it always does and I will be back in the swing of things in no time. 

Letter/Mail Update:  Letters have been written and will be mailed from the US upon my return to: Lotte/Denmark, Celia/MA, Kimber/Canada and Nina/WA. Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Tiffany/OK. 

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