Later today we leave for Rome to see my parents, who have spent the last few months there. I plan to blog extensively, chronicling our travels, including Nora's first plane trip! Exciting that for her very first plane trip we've chosen, not a short jaunt to, say, Boston or D.C., but an eight hour flight over the Atlantic. Jump right in. Back soon, reporting from Italy - after, of course, we've had our first espresso.