Trip to Germany and Italy:

September 6 - 21, 2004

I have to go to Leipzig on business (to the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery conference). What a great trip to build a vacation around!

I'm meeting a few of my publishers (Heide, Pam, Carol and Tina) in Berlin on the 7th, where we'll all take a few days to sightsee. From there, we'll travel to Leipzig for the conference.

On the 14th, I'll head over to Bologna, Italy, where I'm meeting Patti (Kurt is not making good on his "one international trip every two years" promise... some excuse about someone needing to stay home and take care of the dog :).

Patti's never been to Italy before, so we're going to spend most of our time in Firenze and Venezia, with a little foray in the middle to go to Urbino with Luca (who lives in Ferrara). We'll fly back on the 21st after a whirlwind tour of part of Italy. This will be the longest I've been away from Coda since we got her two years ago! I hope she will be good to Kurt when I'm away.

Staying At...
Sept 6 Travel to Berlin --
Sept 7 Berlin Hotel Atlanta
Sept 8 Berlin Hotel Atlanta
Sept 9 Berlin Hotel Atlanta
Sept 10 Berlin -- Leipzig Victors Residenz
Sept 11 Leipzig Victors Residenz
Sept 12 Leipzig Victors Residenz
Sept 13 Leipzig Victors Residenz
Sept 14 Leipzig -- Bologna Hotel Orologio
Sept 15 Bologna -- Firenze Strozzi Palace Hotel
Sept 16 Firenze Strozzi Palace Hotel
Sept 17 Firenze -- Ferrara Luca's House
Sept 18 Ferrara -- Urbino San Domenico
Sept 19 Urbino -- Venezia Locanda Santa Maria Formosa
Sept 20 Venezia Locanda Santa Maria Formosa
Sept 21 Venezia -- home