I have had a wonderful experience in Italy. I absolutely love the Italian way of life. Although I believe I am pretty cool and live life, I have learned much from this experience. When I return to Los Angeles, I will continue my Italian studies. I have enjoyed every stop. I really like Lago di Como. I have seen so many lovers embracing each other and so many children. Italians have got it together. My Italian has improved but I need to study more.
The visit to Ripacandida was very successful. We were able to locate some records relating to my grandparents. In addition I learned a lot about the hardships they faced living off the land in the area. The guy who helped us lives in a house, the highest on the hill, with spectacular views of the valleys and hills. Anyhow, this trip brought tears to my eyes.
I have really enjoyed my visit to Italy. It has enriched my life and has also brought into focus how fortunate I am to have the life I am experiencing. Thanks again for all of your help. This meant a great deal to me.