I just returned from one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Kara, my mother, my brother and his wife and our children attended a very emotional family reunion in Italy, that came together after plenty of genealogical research and some luck. For the first time we met about 50 of our cousins, the nicest people you’ll ever meet. It was incredible.
It took place in the Abruzzo region of Italy, the ancestral homeland of the Italian branch of my family. We visited the farm where my great-great grandparents raised my great-grandfather, walked the narrow stone streets of his medieval town, and swam in the Adriatic Sea.
I took some 900 pictures, and there is so much to tell after my jet lag wears off, so stay tuned.