She had more fun than I did

I was twenty the first (and so far last) time I landed in Rome. The high point of the day was, so far as I could determine, a bomb threat phoned into Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport; this was so long ago that they hadn’t yet glued Leonardo’s name to the signage. And anyway, I was ultimately bound for Ankara, and Pan Am was in a hurry, though not so much that they’d blow off the carabinieri insistent on inspecting the plane.

Rebecca Black was twenty the first time she landed in Rome:

I have a feeling she’ll be back.


  1. McGehee »

    22 December 2017 · 7:49 pm

    I guess it makes a difference if it’s your destination or just passing through.

  2. CGHill »

    22 December 2017 · 8:43 pm

    Probably so. Then again, had I stayed in Rome, I might never have made it to Istanbul.

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