What Is Today’s Date????

Greetings from the Unseasoned Traveler. Today is May 22, and it is our final day of this current junket. Today we left Vernazza, Cinque Terre, and headed back to Rome where we will spend the night and then fly out for Virginia Wednesday morning. It is hard to believe that thirty-five days have come and gone. Ashleigh and I have had the adventure of a lifetime starting in Sorrento and


ending in the Cinque Terre. Here are some pics of my favorite of the five towns, Corniglia. It is a fifteen minute walk from the train station to the 300 steps that will get you into the town. Yes…300 steps. Take a look.




Everyone gets tired and thirsty. Even man’s best friend has to stop for a drink.


On the way up, you see terraced gardens.


Getting to the center of town is not easy.


Houses grow out of the mountainside.


People live up here…for real.


Amazing sights no matter where you look.


For our final adventure, we managed to see Michelango’s  Moses. Photos are included here in order for you to be as amazed as we always will be.


Moses is looking very cool. This statue is in small San Pietro Vincoli, not too far from the Colosseum. The public is welcome to view this important work of Michelango for free…and you can stay as long as you like.


 As our special treat, Rome put on a spectacular show tonight.

The Colosseum was alight to the delight tourists and locals alike. No rain tonight.


You can walk all the way around this structure…again, it will cost you nothing to do this.


At the far end you can visit this Roman arch…walk around for free.


Visit pagan and Christian structures right next to one another…walk around for free.


Go to the Trevi…hang out…everybody does for free.


Gaze in wonderment for free.


Walk where Caesar walked…..the ruins are extensive and also free.


What a night! What a trip!

My gratitude goes out to all of you who have followed this adventure and found the time to leave your comments. I hope you have enjoyed the photos and sensed my joy at seeing things that I never thought I would see. Ashleigh and I have seen and done many things, and we are so happy we got to do all this together. My loving thanks to my daughter for taking this junket with me and for being the best adventure companion ever. She and I agree that this trip has changed us…we will never be the same, and THAT is a good thing. Travel and experiencing another culture makes you a better person, and we both hope we have become better people. See you next time…Ciao…The Unseasoned Traveler.







29 thoughts on “What Is Today’s Date????

  1. Jennifer Rogers May 23, 2018 — 1:47 am

    I think you should submit this blog to the Italian Tourism Council or the equivalent. I have never read/seen anything that has made me want to return to Italy more. It is a love letter.

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    1. Jennifer, thanks for following along. It really meant a lot to me to know you were with us. We did fall in love with Italy; it was hard to leave.


    2. Jennifer, yours is my all time favorite comment. I have read it at least ten times.


  2. Jackie and Ashleigh thank you for sharing your amazing adventure. Though our trip to Rome in October will only be for a few days reading your blog has been helpful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad we could show you around!!!!


  3. Jackie, and Ashleigh,
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful journey. Your joy, and enthusiasm was so evident in your posts. Your blog helped your followers enjoy the experiences— the next best thing to being there. Welcome home.


    1. Had to read this five times before I saw it….lol.


  4. I just caught a grammatical error( after posting). “Your joy, and enthusiasm were evident…
    I just could not let that go to an English teacher—lol. I look forward to hearing about your “junket” when you retun home.


    1. No worries….we are getting back in step with this side of the world… difficult though. Ash got sick …the flight home was hard on her.


  5. Lori Lee-Clarke May 23, 2018 — 10:37 am

    I have lived vicariously through your adventure. Sharing the photos was fun. What an experience. Thank you for taking us with you in this way.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure…talk to you soon.


  6. Houses look like they could have another 300 steps. Thank you for including me on your adventure.

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    1. No worries….we are getting back in step with this side of the world… difficult though. Ash got sick …the flight home was hard on her.


    2. I was counting steps in my sleep last night…lol


  7. Cathy Campbell May 23, 2018 — 2:44 pm

    Looks like you had a fantastic trip! I’m glad you two could spend the time together and enjoy the beautiful sites. Trip of a Life Time!!! Safe travels home.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Cathy…are you at the beach for the long holiday weekend? We are home already…it is good to see Thom.


  8. Marianne Stana May 25, 2018 — 1:07 am

    Hoping that you arrived safe and sound and will be able to get some rest in your own bed. Looking forward to seeing you sometime and hearing about your trip in person. You are so right, travels opens your mind and your heart.

    Xo, Marianne

    On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:09 PM Jackie’s Junkets wrote:

    > jackiehenry posted: “Greetings from the Unseasoned Traveler. Today is May > 22, and it is our final day of this current junket. Today we left Vernazza, > Cinque Terre and headed back to Rome where we will spend the night and then > fly out for Virginia Wednesday morning. It is hard” >

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    1. Marianne, how are you? Looking forward to seeing you as well. We can talk about our plans for our next trip.


  9. Tracey Wallace May 25, 2018 — 7:26 am

    Thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Italy is quite fabulous. It was a trip of epic proportions. As much as I enjoyed the photos and narrative, I am so happy to have you back at home. #italia#shopping#pizza italia #missed you so much#the family has returned safely

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. I texted you about the town we visited named Settignano. It was featured in the Conde Nast magazine. We had a delightful afternoon there, and this little town has a few great cafes.


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  15. Oye, ¡qué buena idea!  Estoy convencido.  Tengo amigos que hacen sus propias velas y me las han regalado.  Me encantaría hacer mis propias velas sólo por esta razón, ni siquiera para ganar un ingreso pasivo.  Me gusta tu descripción detallada de todos los “pros” y sólo un “contras”.  Lo comprobaré por mí mismo y lo compartiré con los demás.  ¡Gracias por el gran artículo! ¡Michelle!

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    1. Hola, Michelle, thanks for visiting my blog…I hope you enjoy the post I am publishing tomorrow…leave a comment.


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