Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moving Day!

Well, I guess this wasn't technically moving day, but this is us being packed up about a week before we actually left Utah.

Dustin's Grandma and Aunt Lois came and had dinner with us at our layover in Maryland. It was so nice to see them!
The flight to Italy was a little rough. The cats were a mess when we stopped in Maryland. Bad idea to have water, food, and litter in one kennel. Poor Sayla had litter stuck all over her because she had gotten into water and then walked into the litter. Basically she had litter mittins. I am still picking it off her paws today. But in Maryland we threw away all the litter and food and turned their blankets inside out where they were still dry.
The flight for Dustin and I went much better other then we were tired and we had a lot of luggage to move around! We had two layovers, one in Maryland and the other in Germany. At each stop we had to move all of our luggage to the next flight and go through security again. The first stop we had to do that because we were switching airline carriers and the next because we had to go through customs. It was very exhausting. All-in-all, it took us almost 24 hours to arrive in Italy!

This is the building that we are staying at until we can find a place to live.

This is the BX and the commissary. It's a gorgous building with a clock tower.

Beautiful arch walkway that leads to the BX /Commissary

Where the cats hide whenever they hear noises in the hall or rooms next door. Ha Ha. I think that they are still a little nervous. I wonder why?
Unfortunatly, since we don't have a car yet we have been unable to leave the base. Hopefully tomorrow Dustin can get his AFI license and we can rent a car and begin exploring a little more!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Montana, Glacier and Seattle. All in one week!

Last week we went up to Montana one last time to see Dustin's family. We made it up on Wednesday night and stayed till Saturday. On Saturday morning we headed up to Glacier National Park and stayed one night in the park courtesy of Dustin's parents. We had a great time!
On Sunday morning we headed over to Seattle to drop off Dustin's mustang so it could be shipped to Italy. What we thought was a seven hour drive actually took about eleven. It sucked. We were in the car forever. On Monday morning we dropped off the car, did a little sight seeing and since that day was our four year wedding anniversary we went on a dinner boat cruise. It was amazing!

Dustin and his parents at Beerfest in downtown Missoula

A little Black Bear we saw in the park

Going to the Sun Road

A mama Mountain Goat and her two Kids. They were so so cute!

What Dustin was calling "Montana's Stonehedge" This is the rock tower that we made.

Dustin skipping rocks

saying goodbye to the mustang!

Boarding our dinner cruise