Ten Pounds in Ten Days - My Trippy Italian Trip

Spoiler Alert: Ten pounds were not gained. Ten days were not spent. Something went wrong with my trip to Italy. But a lot of things, eventually, went right.

Click to begin...Nearly two months after it began, I have finally finished the blog about my "mindblowing" trip to Italy, in which my friend Jenny and I went to alternate universes instead of on a frivolous birthday trip to have fun and eat.

In the Ten Days...Ten Pounds blog (or as my mother calls it, 10x10), it only took 33 posts to do justice to 8 short and mostly uneventful days.  If you would like to see why, you can start from the beginning, get the overview of what happened, my travels, or Jenny's travails... or just jump in anywhere:
  1. The back story: A Longtime Dream
  2. The right companion: Traveling Sister
  3. Planning a trip: Imagine Italia!
  4. Extricating myself from my life: Mambo Italiano
  5. The day before we left: Italy vs. Jenny's Brain
  6. Derailed but moving forward: 10 things
  7. Sorting out the crises: My Vacation vs. Mercury
  8. In a strange place: Rome if You Want To
  9. It's like a different country: Postcards from Italy
  10. I'm home before I know it: Torna California
  11. Memories of Friendship: Sunday in the Suburbs
  12. Sending prayers: Candles for Jenny
  13. What happened inside her brain: A Tangled Mess
  14. Healing on the outside: Frankenbeauty
  15. It's all about the shoes: Take A Walk in My Scarpa
  16. My adventure begins: The Call of Vesuvius
  17. Best Day Ever: Cavaliere Della Neve
  18. I have it out with Italy: Veni, Vidi, Vici Vesuvius
  19. Different ways to get there: Driving While Italian
  20. Adventure never ends; neither does work: HUB Away from Home
  21. My religious infrastructure: Hail Mary
  22. My dream date: Eternal City Ramble
  23. European living: The IKEA Lifestyle
  24. Eye candy: Italian Shop Windows
  25. Last night in Rome: Birthday for The Bunny
  26. Back home and healing: In Jenny's Eyes
  27. Mind blown by Venice: Grokking Carnevale
  28. Pictures: The Floating City. City of Small Canyons. City of Glass.
  29. Finding myself: Being Vesuviette
  30. Out of this world: In My Element
  31. All's well that ends well: Commedia Dell’Arte
  32. Going home again: In Thin Air
  33. But can you go home again? An Acceptable Level of Ecstasy
Buon Viaggio!