Saturday, October 29, 2016


Did you ever hear that chant or something similar?  I had the good fortune of coming in contact with a lovely Catholic lady at the national ANG Seminar in Nashville, TN right after I had lost my wallet. She was sitting in a wheelchair and I was explaining to a mutual friend that my wallet was missing.  She said Sandy, stop right now and turn around 3 times and chant the above phrase.  Heck, it was free and didn't cost anything so what was the harm right?  Well I did so, and no my wallet was not recovered while I was in Nashville.  However, 10 months later the security guard at the Opryland Hotel contacted me and they had, indeed, recovered my wallet, sitting in the middle of the floor in plain view in their office - no idea where it came from or how it got there.  Everything was in tact - no a penny missing.  Hmmmmm, makes you wonder doesn't it?

The point of this is that on our wonderful PARTY ON THE PO journey we will be in the city where the Basilica of St. Anthony is located.  Padua!
Basilica of St. Anthony

A fellow passenger forwarded an article from the Chicago Tribune dated October 16, 2016 on the 'Venice Scene' and it highlights several areas where we will be 'romeing' around (get it?  LOL - no we won't be in Rome but I just couldn't help myself!) 

While pictures are 'not allowed inside the Basilica - even without flash' there are tons available to look at the enormous size of this structure, it's many periods of architecture, fantastic art, bronze statues - including many by Renaissance master Donatello, etc.  

Fantastic makes await you in various squares along our journey!  This is another fantastic place to feast your eyes and your lust for fantastic foods.

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