Friuli, Venice, Montalcino… and then down to Salento.
That’s the itinerary for the week or so ahead of me.
If you would have asked me to go on a trip like this five years ago, I would have jumped at the chance.
These days, the thought of an ocean and continent between me and my girls is pretty tough to palate.
I broke down and wept and wept last night when I gave Georgia P her bath. When she gave me a big kiss goodnight, she had no idea that she wouldn’t see me again for another ten days.
This morning, when the cab arrived to take me to the airport at 4:30 a.m., the house was dark and silent and I was lucky to be able to give Tracie P a kiss without waking Lila Jane, who was sleeping in her arms.
There are worse jobs in the world and I know I’m a lucky dude to have a small business that takes me across the world to one of the places I love most.
But I just can’t smile without them…
See you on the other side…