Well, while I continue to struggle with technology, unable to upload photos until I get back to Seattle it seems, I thought I'd share a few interesting numbers from my trip.
Countries Visited: 6
Towns/Cities Visited: 36, give or take a few little villages I passed through
Beds slept in: 26
Types of Shower Faucets: At least 20, who knew there could be so many ways of turning on water and making it come out of a shower head.
Modes of Transportation that got me from one town to the next....doesn't include inner city stuff:
Ferry Boats: 5
Tour Buses: 2
Pairs of shoes that had to be replaced: 2
Numbers of emergency pedicures, that made it possible to be in close proximity to anyone else: 1, should have been 2
(and by "close proximity", I mean in the same room, nothing more....don't get any funny ideas now)
Suitcases that had to be replaced: 1
Digital Cameras that had to be replaced: 1
Number of calls home: 3
Number of different keyboards I had to try and figure out because the keys get all moved around: 4
Number of times relative strangers, if not outright strangers, proclaimed their love for me: Well I was in Italy 10 days, so lets say: 25
Acts of extreme Rudeness (someone elses, not mine): Well, I was in Italy 10 days.....Just kidding: I'd say, approximately 12
Acts of extreme Rudeness, my own: 2 that I am aware of.
Acts of Extreme Kindness (someone elses, not mine): At least 47.
Small but brilliant acts of kindness: Hundreds
Number of times I said outloud, usually to myself, "I can't believe I am here": 5
Number of times I shed tears because I had realized "I was here": at least 15
Number of miracles personally witnessed by me: 55ish, unless you count the simple fact that the sun rises everyday and things like that, then: countless
Days I couldn't believe my good fortune: 70
Days I wanted to go home; 0
Days I was sad that my trip was over and it was time to go home: 0