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USING PUBLIC TRANSIT IN ROME

   After our first week in Rome, we decided to put on our adult pants and brave public transportation. Here in Rome, the most common modes of public transit are bus, tram (trolley), and metro (subway). Being new to the city and with each having multiple lines it...

ONE WEEK LIVING IN ROME

   The adjustment and culture shock hasn’t been as hard as we anticipated, but we’re still currently living in a hotel and Jaime hasn’t returned to work full time so it’s been more of a mini-vacation/honeymoon. Our sleep schedule is finally starting to normalize....

FIRST DAYS LIVING IN ROME

   Fiumicino Airport We’re here! We’ve arrived! The reality of us living in Rome is still sinking in. Jaime had to go to work the morning after we arrived, but is off until Monday so it’s felt like a vacation having him home every day to explore the city. The...

ONE WEEK UNTIL ROME

   6 more days. It’s real. It’s go time. 90% of our belongings have been shipped to Italy, our suitcases and sea bags are mostly packed, we’ve said our “see ya laters” to friends and family, our hotel in Italy is booked, and dog kennel reservations have been...

PACKING UP OUR LIVES

   Wild. Mind-blowing. Excited. Sad. A few words that describe how we’re feeling these days. Less than 60 days until the big move. We still don’t know the exact date we’re leaving the USA. First, the military told us our flights wouldn't be booked until 20 days...

3 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

   THREE. MONTHS. LEFT. It’s kinda blowing our minds. If you know anything about the US Navy, it’s hurry up and wait. And then you wait some more. And then it changes again. Jaime’s sea schedule has changed more times than I’ve thought about us moving to Italy....

4 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

   I probably sound like a broken record, but I can’t believe we only have four months until we take off on this new adventure. Unfortunately, Jaime is out to sea more than he’s home these next four months, so he has less than two months left in San Diego. We’re...

WHAT WE’RE EXCITED FOR IN ITALY

   Less than 140 days left in the states. Seriously, where is the time going?! Still sad to leave San Diego and California, but we're becoming more and more excited for our journey in Italy. Last night, we met up with some friends who were previously stationed in...

STAYING ORGANIZED WITH A PCS

   I will never forget when Jaime called me at 6AM on a random Tuesday and said, “we got orders to Italy.” Instead of confronting the situation head on, I decided to avoid reality and I went back to bed.  It being our first PCS (permanent change of station), we...

5 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

   Another month down, five more months to go. When we received the news, we still had nine months left in San Diego. It’s unbelievable how fast time flies. As we continue the countdown, we want to share with you our big updates, what we're most frustrated with,...

6 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

  It's been almost a month since the last update and... well... we still have a lot of questions.We still don’t know what day we’re leaving the states. We still don’t know where we’re going to live. The Navy gives us up to 60 days of lodging per diem to figure out a...

THE THINGS WE’LL MISS

   The excitement of moving to Italy is still making its way into our hearts. Being California born and raised, there’s a lot to process leaving the United States and all our family and friends. No matter how much excitement Italy brings, there are so many things...