jsfantome's Journal, 16 September 2013

First stop, Journal. Then I will be on to reading and catching up w/ you all.

WOW!!! is an understatement to the TRIP of a LIFETIME! As soon as I can get a couple of pics on here, I will. We left home on Sept 6th - hubby was feeling great (back to normal - thank God!) and stayed feeling great the whole trip!!!! We flew from Boston to Paris, then on to Naples. This is a long travel day - then picked up by a driver and we went to Pompeii for an afternoon of pic's and sights.

During the drive over to the Amalfi Coast we stopped for a 'snack' at a Cafe/Bar overlooking the Mediterranean. WOW!!!! Breathtakingly beautiful.

On to our hotel - OK - WOW!!!! Breath takingly Beautiful!

From Rovello, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Boat rides, Trail Walking, Villages w/ Wine... OH MY!!!! AMAZING! Then on to Paestum, Vesuvius and back to the airport.

The return trip gave us enough time to leave the airport in Rome. We again had a driver who took us to the Trevi Fountain in old rome center, and the Colosseum, a ride around Rome to see some highlights and for pics...then an amazing dinner, back to our room, then off early to the airport again.

We left for a layover to Paris, then as we were taking off back to Boston... we saw the Eiffel Tower from the plane!!!


Just pinch me.... can't even begin to describe it all, but what an amazing adventure. The people were so nice, helpful and just simply warm. The food was delicious... the settings to picturesque. A lot of outdoor eating (which I love!). The narrow roads and the cars/buses a bit scary but fun! It was all just so romantic and beautiful and WOW!!!

But to be honest... hubby and I both commented how we never want to be on vacation again where we are thinking...'Wow, I look terrible in that pic..' So, back to the low carb way of eating, exercise and getting this back in the right direction!

I have about 8 months until our next BIG vacation - our 25th Anniversary, and we both agreed we would use that as our motivation to be in better shape by then.

All in all, I wouldn't change anything. It was literally...A TRIP of a LIFETIME!

Much Love.
on diet Atkins  


So pleased you are both enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside, buildings and food .... All that pasta - hard to be low carb with that around LOL 
16 Sep 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Sounds breathtakingly beautiful. So glad for you. You deserved it! So glad your hubby is better 
16 Sep 13 by member: Helewis
I'm not sure it's even LEGAL to enjoy life this much... but I'm glad you did (and I think it's TOTALLY worth the risk!). Welcome back!  
16 Sep 13 by member: kingkeld
I am delighted for you! The trip sounds - in your own words - amazing - and I couldn't be happier for you, and that your husband's health is back to normal. Can't wait to see the pics Paula. You so deserved the trip. And nice that you and hubby have a joint goal now for the next big trip in 8 months. So much 'easier' when there are two of you together doing this, though it's not easy by any stretch. Again, congrats. Waiting for pics. 
16 Sep 13 by member: sarahsmum
So great that your Hubby stayed healthy for the duration. Can't wait to see the pics.  
16 Sep 13 by member: BuffyBear
So glad you had that trip..Its something you will never forget..so happy for you..:O) 
16 Sep 13 by member: BHA
So glad DH was well and that you had a fabulous trip -- it sounds amazing! I have to agree that people of Italy are so friendly & welcoming, and the food so delicious! We were both so blessed to have taken once in a lifetime trips to beautiful Italia! Xoxox 
18 Sep 13 by member: Ruhu
Paula so happy you and your hubby had a wonderful trip. It sounds incredible. I do want to go to Italy one day :-) I haven't been on here much except to post my food and some journal entries. I'm going to play catch up this weekend. Take care my friend :-) 
20 Sep 13 by member: JMA312
Hi Paula, you have been gone a long time. Hope you are doing well but if not this is where you need to be. Look forward to seeing you soon. 
16 Oct 13 by member: sarahsmum


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