We are in the final couple of hours in the Hilton Hotel connected to the Rome airport.

It is time to go home but there was a definite sadness as we parted company with my sister Louise and Brother In Law John after spending the last 10 days with them on this Journeys.

After Rae and I visited the Ticino/Lugano district of Switzerland from May 2 to 6 we joined them in Florence on May 7.

We spent only one day in Florence, 2 in Venice, and then visited Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, Sicily (where Louse took an all day Italian cooking class while the rest of us went up Mount Etna, which is still active and spewing), visited Sorrento and the Isle of Capri, and closed with a visited to Pompei by car with John and Louise before they dropped us off at the Naples train station.

Silverseas is a classy cruise line and we were continually impressed.

I look forward to writing more about the experiences and talking about them on the radio show.

Some of the products we used that really came in handy were both the PacSafe wallet and Neck Safe.

Rae carried her Ameribag all the time and travelled with her new Lug on wheels.

I wore Exofficio shirts a lot, wore my wide brimmed Tilley Hat all the time and was glad I did because it was hot.

We both wear Exofficio underwear and Tilley socks, which I did  quick washes on since we kept down the numbers to keep down the weight.

There was more but it is time to close this off and head to the airport for our return flight. We are on British Air so I can’t say I am looking forward to the layover in London but that airport is a virtual shopping centre so the time goes by quickly.