Sooo.....you might be wondering what we have been up to since returning from Europe. We spent the last three months visiting our three children and their families, getting medical checkups, and taking an Amtrak train ride through part of America. With winter rapidly approaching, we had planned on traveling through Central and South America until Europe warmed up. Unfortunately, the U.S. State Department site reported a high level of bandit and kidnapping activities in those areas, especially towards tourists. Discretion being the better part of valor, we changed plans and are now touring the southern United States. Members of our family have been encouraging us to visit Savannah, Georgia for sometime, so that is our first stop. So far, Savannah has been a pleasure. Southern charm has been in abundance; people have been very friendly; the setting has been beautiful; and the weather has been most cooperative.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.