Sunday, September 23, 2007

Something to Get Excited About in Italy

I'm bummed I'll be spending money (aka: digging myself deeper in debt) on a trip I won't get to see and do what I want. Pompeii is the one place in Italy I wanted to see yet there isn't time. Yes, I could have added a day, yet that would have cost more money and I don't have the vacation time.

But, I did excited this week when the Vatican, yes, the Vatican, responded to my request about the tour beneath St. Peter's Basilica to the tomb of Saint Peter. This tour has been open I THINK about two years and is a very popular. Only 120 people are day are permitted in so we're very lucky to have received our confirmation. I made my request two months ago.

I also have Rick Steves' Italy 2008 on its way and already have my Italian: Lonely Planet Phrasebook. Even though I have the language CDs, I've tasked ALH with learning the language. Things are coming together...

To Infinity and Beyond!

Okay, how about just to Cocoa Beach for the World Space Expo in November? Nope, don't think I'll be able to make the Nov. 1 - 4, 2007 event (although my friends down there said they may have comp tickets). I want to go meet former astronauts and learn about the next step in space exploration. The Blue Angels will be there, too. But, I think I need to be good and save my money for Italy. *sigh*

All this talk of space reminds me to post this link to the Barefoot's article called "NASA Announces New Astronaut Hiring for Those with the Right Stuff." I don't have the right stuff but maybe you do?