I feel like I have been in a flurry of activity — studying for exams, writing papers, tying up loose ends at home and work and packing. But Thursday morning it will all be over and I’ll be on a plane headed to Italy. I am so excited and I really can’t wait. I haven’t been on vacation yet, so this is going to be fabulous. I am going to take lots of pictures and try to record every little thing that happens. I’ll try to post some pictures while I’m gone. But I will definitely post my adventures when I get back to the states.