DAY 15 Saturday 4 June 2005
Return to Milan
Departure at 0930, heading for Milan. A section of the autostrada was blocked by a truck crash so we were forced to detour, stopping for lunch at another Autogrill just outside Milan. The hotel too, was on the outskirts of Milan, so no chance of last minute shopping or sightseeing. However the hotel was very pleasant, being the Star Hotel Business Palace
We had received word a few days earlier that one of our veterans who had suffered a heart attack on arrival in Milan had died. A Memorial Service for Norm was conducted in the small park beside the hotel, followed by drinks and anti-pasto platters. It was a sad anti-climax to two weeks of memorable travel, but it did remind everyone of the frailty of the veterans and the timeliness of this 60th anniversary tour.
Dinner was at 1930 followed by an early night. In the morning we were scheduled to leave the tour group and to take an early taxi to Linate Airport for our flight to Heathrow and the beginning of a new adventure in England.
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