It’s hard to believe, but after starting to plan our trip to Italy more than a year ago, the day has finally come. Today, we left Saint Louis for Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and then from there, Fiumicino (FCO) in Rome, Italy. Seeing as I’m going to be eating far too many heavy carbs with all that pasta, and drinking more than my fair share of wine, I needed to run one last time before taking a breather for the next two weeks. I did my typical 11km (~7 miles), and said goodbye to running for more than 14 days!
The flights were just fine (and actually seemed quite short compared to our most recent trip to Thailand). The only problem that we had is that American Airlines changed the plane used for our longer flight to Rome. Instead of being the bulkhead, (which would have been nice because of the extended legroom), we were just in standard seats. That being said, it wasn’t all that bad.