our vacation has come to an end

I’m back from our cruise/Italy trip and excited to share some great photos with you all! But first, a few quick observations from the vacation and this week {we’re packing like crazy}…

I never, ever sleep with my mouth open because it’s not comfortable when my throat is scratchy and paper-dry– plus I read somewhere that if you do, you eat a ton of spiders in your lifetime– so why is it that as soon as I step on a plane and fall asleep, my mouth is hanging open and I’m drooling like a newborn baby? It’s embarrassing. And I’m sure the flight attendants on our Edinburgh to Rome flight didn’t enjoy witnessing it.

Italians can be rude. I understand that line-cutting occurs in all countries, but the Italians don’t care if you’re staring right at them; they will still cut you! This happened too many times to count while we were waiting in line for the cruise buffet. Mmm… the cruise buffet… Did I mention my pants are tight?

Italians also love speedos. Ugh, I saw so.many.speedos.  Poke my eyes out and never take me to another beach or pool again.

When you have international movers come to your house to pack up your belongings, you will inevitably forget to give them stuff that’s awkwardly shaped, heavy, and that will never fit in any suitcase you own. Even when the movers ask you twice if they have everything, and you answer: “yep, that’s it” twice, you will find more stuff you should have packed… Around 20 minutes after they’ve already left.

Packing reminds me of our dog who’s currently in the States staying with my parents. Why? Because I’ve stumbled across multiple undergarments he shredded during his puppy chewing phase, and every coat/pair of pants I own contains a little surprise: a black, plastic doggy poop bag. Thanks, Malcolm!

West Highland White Terrier Westie Puppy


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11481892038662374385 Amy

    Love the picture of your little pup! Good luck with the move!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00014093821067456424 Jess

    Haha there are some line cutters where I live in Malta too. I think it’s a Mediterranean thing – you learn to live with it. I’m not even sure the cutters are trying to be intentionally rude, it’s just something that’s done.

    How cute is your pup! What breed/mix is he?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10559190545851276583 Amy

    oh my goodness! Your pup is adorable. Even though vaca is ending, you get to spend time with that little guy! win win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07495170150357229324 Amy Shaughnessy

    What cruise line did you go on? On the last cruise I went on, I saw a man standing in line for some nachos wearing a speedo. Eeww.


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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12050447967374041694 Rachel

      It was MSC cruise line. Super nice but a lot of old men in speedos everywhere – the cruise restaurants, the hallways. Ha.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15187139806941283170 Robyn

    horrid when holidays come to an end…especially if packing is ahead of you. worst job ever!thanks for recently following my blog, Rachel! I’m just back from a few days away, so have been staying away from computers.

  • http://lostintravels.wordpress.com/ lostintravels

    Koreans are also horrible at cutting! I’ll be standing in line and they just come in and move right ahead of me. Doing the really loud, excuse me, cough doesn’t help either haha. Glad you had fun on your trip!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12050447967374041694 Rachel

      Ha, we forgot to do the excuse me cough. Not sure if that would have even worked! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14949214691428127087 Life etc…

    Haha the same thing was happening to me on my flights to/from Italy recently! I’m guessing it’s gravity? And after a month in Italy I’m afraid I have to agree – Italians can be a bit rude at times! :)

    Life etc

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06373958835653258521 Erinn

    What a cute puppy! Is he a Westie?