It’s Official!

30 Apr

Today my big packet arrived with the hike itinerary and my official hike T-shirt. So excited.


Then I looked through all the information and checked out the hotels where we will be staying. Oh, my God! When I saw our accommodations, I started crying. This is going to happen. This is real! The first two nights we’ll stay at the 4-star Hotel Grones in Ortisei (St. Ulrich) in the Val Gardena.

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The next two nights we’ll will make our home at the Hotel Garni Belair (3-star) in Colfosco.

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Our last two nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo will be spent at the Hotel Menardi (3-star).

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And they all have wi-fi.  How cool is that?! I am so excited that my vocabulary has reverted back to junior high.


52 Responses to “It’s Official!”

  1. mamacormier April 30, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    I’m very happy for you. The photos remind me of Oberaufdorf, where I worked for a summer when I was 19.

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 2:16 am #

      Lucky you. This is so exciting to be able to put names on the places where I will be resting my head at night.

  2. NW Frame of Mind April 30, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    How exciting!

  3. ruthincolorado April 30, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    Looks fabulous beyond belief! The Colfosco photos look especially dramatic! So happy for you, embarking on this adventure. 😉

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 3:06 am #

      Thank you. It is so nice to receive good wishes from my new blogging family.

  4. Linda Arthur Tejera April 30, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    Wow! It all looks so perfect.

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 3:07 am #

      Thank you. I hope it is as wonderful as it looks.

  5. Tina Schell April 30, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    Looking forward to your photos & reports!

  6. hitandrun1964 April 30, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    So happy for you. I hope you have a fabulous time in that amazingly beautiful place.

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 3:38 am #

      Thank you so much. I hope to do my best for my blogging family.

  7. Angeline M April 30, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    That’s so exciting to get that packet and see where you’ll be staying, that does indeed make it so real!!! Happy trails!

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      Yes, It’s exciting. I feel like a kid again. Thank you for your good wishes.

  8. Reggie April 30, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    I agree, Rosemarie, this is totally cool!!

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      I’m a kid in a candy store.

      • Reggie April 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

        I can imagine!

        I shall hold thumbs that the remaining preparations will go smoothly!

  9. dadirri7 April 30, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    so exciting rosemarie … it looks like a storybook …. we will be waiting for your updates!

  10. ulillala April 30, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    the t-shirt looks so nice
    and the all the hotels no matters how many stars for me just look so stunning with the background view, the mountains!

    have a nice trip and great adventure 😀

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      The stars don’t matter to me either, but it tells me that I will be pampered after a long day’s hike.

      • ulillala April 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

        agree with that 😀 and I think you deserve that

  11. lensandpensbysally April 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    You’re going to have a lifetime of memories. What a wonderful adventure is ahead for you.

    • Rosemarie April 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you so much. I have to make up for 40 years absence from Europe.

  12. colormusing April 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Congratulations, Rosemarie!! I’m so excited for you, and can’t wait to hear all about your trip as it’s happening!! Bon voyage!

  13. LuiZ FernandoS April 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    I’m happy for you, too. Enjoy every minute of it.

  14. Michael Rappa May 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Looks awesome, have a great trip! I look forward to reading about your adventures.

    • Rosemarie May 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      Thank you. I will do my best to keep everyone up to date.

    • bebs1 May 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      Me too and take plenty of pictures!

      • Rosemarie May 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

        Planning on it.

  15. Elizabeth Edelmann May 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Good for you!  It sounds and looks wonderful.  I am really jealous,  Betty

    • Rosemarie May 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      School’s almost over. Let’s talk soon.

  16. bobmielke May 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I’m glad you stopped by my blog to take a peek. I’m about to turn 64 in a week and still quite physically active. Both my parents were born & raised in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany before coming to the United States as teens, meeting each other & marrying all in the same month. I have never been to Europe but have met one member of my family that was still living in Germany. My mother, maiden name Daniels, was one of 11 & my father, last name, Mielke, was one of 14. I wish you the best in your new journey in life. – Bob

  17. Sartenada May 3, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Landscapes are so beautiful that I am speechless.

    • Rosemarie May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      When you are in a beautiful place, you don’t have to work very hard behind the camera.

  18. Kat at travelgardeneat May 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Super cool :-)! What a trip of memories and sights this will be — glad you are taking us along with you!

    • Rosemarie May 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      I will love having all of you with me. The blogging family loves photos, and writing, and travel…all the things I love.

  19. Indira May 4, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Beautiful photographs, you are so lucky. Well said ‘ kid in the candy store’

  20. rutheh May 4, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Glad to know they have Wi-Fi so you can keep us up to date! Safe journey. How exciting. Can’t wait to see YOUR photos of all the wonderful sights. Enjoy your trip.

    • Rosemarie May 4, 2013 at 2:05 am #

      Thank you so much. Just taught my last classes of the semester today, so I know it is getting closer.

  21. Iñigo May 4, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    awesome photographs! what a great trip!

    • Rosemarie May 4, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      This is just the research. The trip is coming up in June.

  22. Ruby May 4, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Those pictures are gorgeous! I want to stay there too!!! Have an amazing time!

    • Rosemarie May 4, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      Thank you. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.

  23. Imelda May 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Wow, the scenery is breathtakingly lovely. If I am this awed just looking at the photos, I can only wonder at how it woulds be for you. 🙂

    • Rosemarie May 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      I’m looking forward to my trip of a lifetime.

  24. btg5885 May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I want to go.

    • Rosemarie May 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      🙂 I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.

  25. Fergiemoto May 11, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    It looks just fabulous! Wow!

    • Rosemarie May 11, 2013 at 1:26 am #

      I hope so. It’s costing me a bundle. 🙂

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