Wow it has felt like forever since I got on last to write you guys! So much has happened in the last few days and I don't know where to start.
|English Course farewell party for Anziano Lacey|
|Anziano Lacey holding the tie Fratello Murgia gave him off of his neck!|
|Ship from Sardegna to Civitavecchia (Port of Rome)|
The boat ride was about a five and a half hour trip, and we had fun exploring the boat, talking to people, and eating over-priced sandwiches. We got to the port called Civitavecchia, where we took a train to Rome. Let me mention how difficult it was to hall around my three bags, and help Anziano Shaw with his five! We got to Rome and the day before I got word from the assistants that I had to make my way through Rome to their apartment because they didn't have time to get us. It was a bit of a nightmare working our way around a city we don't know, taking buses, carried everything, and all of this in one of the biggest cities in Europe! It was an adventure though and we surprisingly made it to the Roma due apartment alive.
There I was with a ton of Anziani, and I even got to hang out with Anziano Vitali! He is doing great and is definitely one of my best friends in the mission. I got up at 4:30 in the morning and got taken back to the train station. The train left at 7:00, and I had to travel alone (for the last leg of the trip) without other missionaries because when the train would get to Messina, the first city on the tip of Sicily, it would split and half would go to Catania while half would go to Palermo. I was the only missionary going to Palermo. I made friends with the people in my little cabin, so they watched my stuff as I ate snacks on the train with the Sisters and Anziano Green. We had fun because the train actually went onto a ferry to cross the little stretch of water that separates Italy from Sicily. I met so many cool people from all over Italy on that train ride, and the twelve hours flew by so quickly, despite the fact that the air conditioning went out!
|Anziano Lacey, Sorellas Teichart and Hicks|
|Lacey and Green on Ferry from Mainland to Sicily|
|Sunset from Trapani, Sicily, Italy|
|Anziano Lacey and the real Anziano Simonetta|
I love you all so much! I love you Dad, I love you Mom, I love you Morgan, I love you Brooke, I love you Heather, and I love you Greg. Thank you all for everything you do for me! Keep having a great summer and stay safe! Vi voglio un sacco di bene!
Anziano Clay Lacey