[TI] Milan/Termini trip
Sharon R. Reif
sreif1956 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 25 14:41:01 MDT 2011
Glad you made it OK Laura. Trying to refresh my memory of the "essential words" in Italian. Hoping our flights go OK on Tuesday/Wednesday. See you then Sharon
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Johnson" <rngade57 at madisontelco.com>
To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:45:25 PM
Subject: [TI] Milan/Termini trip
We left from St Louis yesterday morning and flew to Newark first.
Sometime between turning my phone off on the plane before take-off and
getting to the other terminal in Newark, I lost my cell phone (thank
goodness Ray has his). Called my son-in-law to cancel my phone
immediately. Then we were sitting waiting for our flight to Milan and
they announced that the flight was overbooked and they wanted volunteers
to fly on a later flight which would reroute to Frankfurt first before
going to Milan. Luckily, there were enough volunteers for the bumping
that we were able to fly on schedule.
Landing in Milan was great. Breezed through customs. Quickly found the
car rental and started to head to Cardano al Campo (this is the town of
my maternal great-grandfather). BUT we couldn't make my GPS work in the
car. The battery was too low to get the satellites to come in so we
made a u-turn and headed back to the car rental place but couldn't
figure out how to get back there. So Ray parked by one of the arrival
doors and I went in and walked and walked and walked and went downstairs
to find Hertz again. So they said they would give us a different car
and even brought the exchange right to where Ray had parked. The GPS
worked just fine then and we were on our way. Took about 10 minutes to
get to the hotel.
Then we got checked in and I got the laptop connected and tried to
check online to see if my phone had been found but so far nothing. I
sent Ricci and Sandro an email to tell them that we had arrived and to
confirm the time they were going to meet us and then we took a 3 hour
nap and got showers. We walked downstairs a bit early so that we could
look around and then waited for them to get here. They arrived and we
sat and talked for a couple of hours and then went down to the pizzeria
to get dinner. They left a few ago and we are going there too as well.
Tomorrow I go to the Municipio to see Lorena who is the lady who has
been helping with this side of the family. Hopefully she will have the
documents already pulled that she was going to check into. Their
records only start at 1860 and there are no microfilmed records.
Talk to you more tomorrow.
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