The Italians have a nice way of saying “welcome back” – bentornato. And that was the first word I heard as I dragged my bags off the elevator onto the second floor this afternoon upon arriving back at the Casa Santa Maria here in Rome. One of the cleaning ladies was in the hall and she offered a gracious welcome.
I took a taxi from the airport… and at mid-day on a Monday there was about as much traffic as there is first thing on a Sunday morning – in other words, very little. Most Romans are still on their August vacations.
So, it’s time to adjust to the time change, get unpacked, get organized, clean my room, and get ready for a lot of studying ahead in this final year. Thanks to all who prayed for my safe travels. Hopefully I’ll be able to resume regular (and more substantial) blogging soon!