Note to L.D. Smith and others
We never had to take a taxi, bus or metro in Italy -- there was a train from the airport in Rome and a boat to the airport in Venice -- but the drive home from Dulles last night was a doozy.
Of course, my eyes popped open at 3 a.m. here (9 a.m. Italy time). I thought as long as I was up, I'd respond to a couple of comments.
My internet access was so limited in Italy I didn't post most of the comments myself, so I didn't get a chance to address a few I wanted to, like this one from L.D. ...