Italia 2004 — April 14 and Misc.

Italia Home

So it was time for us to return to the United States.  I think I’ll let Terry Lynn tell you about my “losing” both our passports.

If you are still interested, check out Rita’s Italian Exchange website (photos of the students from Hampshire High and the Italian hosts, the itinerary and other links.)

Finally there are a bunch of photos on this page.  Some are not mine, but I can’t remember who shared the photos.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

(“Il viaggio è fatale per il pregiudizio, il fanatismo e la ristrettezza mentale, e molte delle nostre persone ne hanno bisogno su questi racconti. Le vedute ampie, salutari e caritatevoli di uomini e cose non possono essere acquisite vegetando in un piccolo angolo della terra per tutta la vita.”) – Mark Twain

Ciao!

Flying Home of the Alpi

Flying Home of the Alpi

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Billy, Hope

Billy, Hope

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Rice Fields, Vercelli.  Alps in background

Rice Fields, Vercelli. Alps in background

Wood fired Stoves, piza Marghuerita

Wood fired Stoves, piza Marghuerita

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Alex

Alex

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Philip and Billy, Val d'Oste

Philip and Billy, Val d’Oste

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Swithc backs

Swithc backs

Swiss

Swiss

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Remember when Steve lost passport privileges, got them back, then left them BOTH on the jet?

Remember when Steve lost passport privileges, got them back, then left them BOTH on the jet?

Terry, Steve, Ornella, the Principal, Laura Borri, Rita and Bill

Terry, Steve, Ornella, the Principal, Laura Borri, Rita and Bill

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The 1st of many banquests-- this one at the school.

The 1st of many banquests– this one at the school.

Vercelli

Vercelli

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Marissa

Marissa

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The "Harmony" ladies serenaded us here.

The “Harmony” ladies serenaded us here.

Off with her head!  (Innsbruck)

Off with her head! (Innsbruck)

Stove

Stove

Rita

Rita

Billy

Billy

Brittany

Brittany

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Top of Olympic Ski run-- Innsbruck

Top of Olympic Ski run– Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Phillip, Steve

Phillip, Steve

Marissa, Terry

Marissa, Terry

Yeah, the kids thought this was SOO funny.  Swan attack.

Yeah, the kids thought this was SOO funny. Swan attack.

Alto Adige

Alto Adige

Emily, Brittany, Kate, Kasey, Cassie

Emily, Brittany, Kate, Kasey, Cassie

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Billy and Kait

Billy and Kait

Steve and Bill

Steve and Bill

Phillip stocking up

Phillip stocking up

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Amber, Steve

Amber, Steve

Ross and Macey

Ross and Macey

Kait

Kait

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Bus driver

Bus driver

Harmony ladies

Harmony ladies

Steve

Steve

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At the factory

At the factory

Boots

Boots

Sesia (River) Park near Vercelli

Sesia (River) Park near Vercelli

Milano or Turino

Milano or Turino

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Gelato

Gelato

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Milano

Milano

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High fashion shopping

High fashion shopping

Opera

Opera

Opera

Opera

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