A huge suitcase of dirty laundry!
My opinion: We actually came home with some clean clothes! I always over-pack and panic after three days that we did not bring enough clothes.
A dirty car (inside and outside)!
My opinion: We (I) got a little lazy about picking up after ourselves. I was the back seat person, and I made the most mess!
A hunger for home-cooked food!
My opinion: Italian restaurant owners need to work on their reputation. Way too pricey and not too tastey! The best pasta we had on the entire trip was Spaghetti Carbonara (microwave!!!) at a bar across the street from the Last Supper exposition.
A desire to sleep in your own bed on your own pillow and under your own sheets and your own blanket!
My opinion: The hotels ( in general) seemed cleaner than most American hotels we have stayed in. None of the linens looked like they had been washed and ironed on the premises. I think it also has something to do with the tile floors in Italy, since they are easier to clean than carpet.
Missing the peacefulness of your own neighborhood/place in the country sounds!
My opinion: I get freaked out by sirens in the middle of the night!
*****But for the two of us, this vacation in Italy was supreme quality time with our busy son!
*****J., we loved having you join us on our trip!
*****Love, Mom and Papa