My mother, me, and David at Islands Restaurant in Honolulu (October 2009).
David and I had lunch at Town Restaurant in Kaimuki last Tuesday. Our sister-in-law Pat treated us. It was very nice of her to do so.
Among the topics we discussed was her up-coming trip to Italy in November. She and her children will spend two weeks there, touring the country by motor coach, staying two nights in each city.
I think it’s simply wonderful that she has the ability to do this. More power to her.
I remember spending two weeks in London and two weeks in Paris during the month of November in 1969. It was cold and rainy. If I were to visit Europe again, it would be during late spring or early summer, when there are flowers everywhere. It is so depressing to travel during the winter, when everything is so stark and bleak.
But, that’s just my opinion. Pat is traveling in November, because there will be fewer tourists and young children running around.
In December 1969, I spent two weeks in Rome and Vatican City, three nights in Florence, and three nights in Venice. It was fun, though very cold. I would have loved to see Pompeii, which is on Pat’s itinerary.
Anyway, it was pleasant conversing with Pat over lunch last Tuesday. David and I will reciprocate by inviting her to dinner at a nice restaurant in a couple of weeks.