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ROMA, The Eternal City ~ by Daniela

In Italy on April 25th it’s a holiday. Liberation is celebrated, so my husband and I left for a short holiday, four days in Rome.

Piazza San Pietro - Vatican City
Piazza San Pietro – Vatican City

These days I saw fabulous things, indeed re-seen, because I’ve been in Rome many times, but every time, I discover something new that I like and that fascinates me.

The weather was magnificent, in fact I would say almost summer, but without being suffocating. Beautiful days, with a sky of an intense blue.

I returned home on the evening of April 25 and scrolling through Facebook to see if there were any news, I had the great surprise to see some beautiful photos of Rome, posted by the Ginoble family.

I had them at hand, we saw the same places on the same day and we did not meet ????


Instead it was just like that, but let’s start from the beginning.

Since April 25th is a national holiday we included a visit to the Altar of the Fatherland, where our President of the Republic would present the laurel wreath to the “unknown soldier”.

And here’s what Ercole Ginoble has posted, the ceremony at the Altar of the Fatherland.

Altare della Patria - Victor Emmanuel Monument
Planes fly over the Altare della Patria – Victor Emmanuel Monument

But I was there too, here are pictures with the police in full uniform who are preparing for the tribute to the president.

Victor Emmanuel PoliceVictor Emmanuel Police 2

Daniela at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Daniela at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Then I went to see the beautiful Trevi Fountain, magnificent, so white, so full of people.

But what do I see? Also Mrs. Lenora Ginoble has posted the photo of the Trevi Fountain.

I was there too!!! But we have not seen each other.

Lenora Ginoble post of Trevi Fountain

And here’s my picture.

Daniela at Trevi Fountain

Continuing on Via Condotti, we arrive at Piazza di Spagna, beautiful in these days, because the steps of Trinità dei Monti are literally covered with azaleas.

Once again, Mrs. Ginoble posted a beautiful picture.

Lenora Ginoble post of Piazza di Spanga

Really nice with the fountain of Barcaccia in the foreground …….. but once again I was there too !!!

Daniela at Spanish Steps

And what do I find out? Ernesto was there too with some friends.

Ernesto Ginoble at Spanish Steps

What a misfortune, I did not see any of them …….. but I saw a beautiful city, so I’m so happy.

I do not know what the Ginoble family has done yet, but I have continued my nice ride.

The Temple of Fortuna Virilis.

Daniela at Temple of Fortune Virile
The Temple of Fortuna Virilis is one of the best preserved of all Roman temples.

The Colosseo. Really mammoth.

Daniela at Colosseum

The Mouth of Truth ….. it did not bite my hand !!

Daniela at Mouth of Truth

Wherever we turned, there was something to admire.

Then the beautiful Vatican Museums and its masterpiece: The Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel
The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel

Ok, I admit, I was sorry not to meet the Ginoble family, but then I realized that Gianluca was not with them, and thank goodness, I raised my spirits.

I confirm, for those who have not yet seen Rome, it is full of beautiful treasures and monuments.

Of course, as promised, I thought a lot about the whole crew while I was in Rome. Yes Jill, you’re right it would have been great to be able to meet all of you in Rome.

Hello Rome, we will definitely be back again …… but how many of you were in Rome?


Credit is given to Daniela and the Ginoble family for all photos.

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In Case you Missed It ~~ Holidays with The Guys and an Invitation…

reporter_aeroporto_megacityHey Everyone!

The holidays keep everyone busy with family and friends–the way it should be.  🙂  So I thought you might have missed some of the holiday photos and greetings The Guys shared.  Aren’t they good to us?

I’m a poor substitute for Linda, but I will try to bring you up to speed.  We miss you, Linda!


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I hope you all had a great holiday!  Now pack your bags and head to the airport.  We’re leaving for Piero’s home town to see him named Ambassador of Naro!

Il Volo FC Campollo di Licata Città dArte
Formal invitation; Il Volo FC Campollo di Licata Città dArte

Athina via LiJoy; Facebook

“Piero Barone‬ is the pride of ‪‎Naro‬.  Piero will be named “Ambassador of Naro in the world” by the Mayor of Naro, Calogero Cremona, on Sunday, Dec 28th, at 16:30 in a ceremony held at San Francesco Church. ‪‎Gianluca Ginoble‬ and ‪Ignazio Boschetto‬ will also be present in the event.”

Click here —> sicilian press covering the event ~~ Athina via LiJoy

Click here —> Piero Barone — Ambassador of Naro ~~ All About Il Volo




See you at the airport! gala

~~ Kelly

Thanksgiving Dinner With My Flight Crew Family

I had this written a few weeks in advance. Thought that was clever. Then I asked Loretta where she was having Thanksgiving dinner. Never think you’re clever. She informed me that in Canada they celebrated Thanksgiving weeks ago. How egotistical of me! re-write! Let’s start here:thaaa

In the U.S. of A. we celebrate Thanksgiving. It was a time when our countries founders just got here, were hungry, met the native Indians, ate a huge dinner and were extremely grateful. For more history than that you’ll have to see Linda. This year Thanksgiving is on November 28th.

For us Thanksgiving has some very common traditions. Families get together, eat Turkey, stuffing and Pumpkin Pie, watch football and share some of their personal family traditions.

So, here we are on the eve of our Thanksgiving. I would like to invite everyone to the traditional dinner at my house, but that would be impossible due to our physical distances. However, in our hearts we are all together sitting around our Flight Crew Thanksgiving dinner table.

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We may not be able to say, “Myron, I want a drumstick” or “Leelee pass the gravy”, but what we can do, that is traditional, is go around the dinner table and tell each other what we are thankful for.

leavesI’ll start at this end of the table.

I’m thankful for so many things including my blood family, my board family, the rest of my Flight Crew family and the continued good health of each. I’m thankful we found Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio to lighten our burdens by bringing smiles to our faces, music to our ears and joy to our hearts. I am thankful they are young, strong, healthy and humble. I’m also thankful for chocolate, puppies, trees and those dimples.

Your turn. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are some of your family traditions? What are you thankful for?