So, after three RS Tours, I decided to sign DH and I up for a beginning Italian language class. I am so glad I did because it's a lot of fun; and, as we all know fun has not been very available lately. I think that being an older learner has advantages (patience,) but also disadvantages (not being so quick on the draw.) We are determined to learn - having been to Italy three times now with RS (Sicily was our third and favorite tour) we want to be able to talk with the locals. We want to show them respect by learning how to converse with them, particularly in the countryside. We know that English is spoken in all the larger cities but we want to go beyond. We may want to eventually move there. We know that if we do we will never be considered locals, we will alway be "the Americans down the street" and we're ok with that.
I know so many folks who during these trying times have been wringing their hands thinking "what are we going to do?" " what is to become of us?" I understand. I also understand that being proactive and finding things to do, like language classes, are a great mood booster. It appears that I am a dozen years behind most of my friends on the forum so I don't anticipate a vaccine for at least a month. It's ok. I can stay in and practice my Italian.
Ciao! Mi Chiamo Elisabeta! Come si chiama?