So the thing that most freaked me out about a Europe trip was (and this is a little embarrassing) the thought of flying over the ocean. And now that I've done it, I can safely say: no big deal.
We flew Alitalia and loved it. Dinner was served an hour or so in to the flight (a delicious pasta dish for me and a hot beef for Scott) along with two complimentary glasses if delicious wine. After that it was lights out and we tried (with only marginal success) to get a few winks.
To me, the highlight of the flight came toward morning... The lights flicked on and I opened the window shade to city lights below. Holy $@&%- I am in Europe!
I'm hoping to blog our trip as it happens, but I'm not very quick on the touchscreen and I'm not sure how easy wireless access will be. Heres hoping though :)