Road Diaries – Day 1

It feels great to be out on the road for a couple of weeks. I’m going to be in Europe, specifically Southern Italy for a couple of weeks performing duo and quartet with my dear Italian friends Francesco D’Errico, Marco De Tilla, and Marco Fazzari. I’ll be putting some stuff up here every day or two. Today was a travel day. In fact I’m in the middle of my trip right now…sitting in the Dublin airport. I usually fly Lufthansa/United for my traveling, but I found a great deal on Aer Lingus, so I connect in Dublin. So far I’m really happy with them…no vibe about my horn and OHMYGAWD the accents!

I don’t normally do airport lounges but with a 6 hour layover and not much sleep on the long haul I decided to splurge a bit.

I was having a conversation with my wife Stephane about what constitutes “visiting” a country…do airports count? I’ve decided that my bar for claiming a visit is consuming an authentic meal or consuming an idiomatic beverage. So, after my Full Irish Breakfast I am squarely in the “I’ve visited Dublin” column on this trip.

Tomorrow, Rome…

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