I'm in Milan! It's a beautiful city and a beautiful day, and I've started running into people I know for the conference (which is a not=so=subtle reminder that I'm here to work, not to play). But my friend Emily and I had a good time wandering the city this afternoon, and we're about to go see 'The Last Supper" at the church next door (our 15 minutes of time with Jesus et al begins at 4:30).
The flight was a long and I had a bit of a misstep with KLM in Amsterdam, due in part to not understanding the procedure and part because of some bad information from a uniformed person. But I got here, and in one piece, and with luggage, so I can't complain that much.