We received phone calls this evening both from Katie from Rome and from my parents from Florence. Katie's flight was supposed to have left Rome for Bratislava this afternoon at 3:00, but when she called us at 8:45 they still hadn't left. Take-off was pushed back to 10:00 (at least), which means that she'll make it into Bratislava too late tonight to make it home. She and her friend will spend the night somewhere, and we'll see them tomorrow. My parents seem to be having quite a lovely time. They loved Rome, loved Assisi, loved Florence, and tomorrow they're heading for the coast near Genoa (the area where my mother's family is from). We're ridiculously excited to see them soon, and to hear all the stories of their adventures in Ireland and Italy!