2014 Italy Day 1 Home to Venice and points in between…

Because I always bitch about the TSA….I must start out saying #TSA Kansas City are awesome….not a hitch… Easy, organized and professional. US AIRWAYS also a great airline even though they are related to American Airlines! Customs in Rome was easier than the drive through at Taco Johns! We switched planes to Alitalia without a hitch….we had to board a bus at the terminal and take a “hold on for your life” bus ride to board the plane in the middle of the Tarmac. Dave mentioned that even when everything goes well, it is exhausting. The bus trip and boarding the city boat for the trip down the Grand Canal in Venice was stressful…but the sights made it worthwhile. You can rent a private boat to take you up the canal but 2 to 3 times the rate so we were willing to put up with a little bit of CROWD torture for the 15 euros…it was worth it.

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Venice is in it’s full glory at night. It’s hard to top Venice!

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After a great italian dinner, Gena had her first real gelato.

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St Marks square had 4 string groups playing at the same time…it is that big.
It is breathtaking.

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I can see us returning for a week in Venice…maybe closer to the end of a September some time to avoid the crowd. We will be here another day and night. It’s 1 am..everyone else is asleep. Must be about 6 pm in Missouri and Iowa.

Ciao.

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5 thoughts on “2014 Italy Day 1 Home to Venice and points in between…

  1. I have always said my favorite part is all the old buildings and history behind them.

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  2. It is great fun seeing your pictures! Thanks for sharing them. What a delightful vacation! Have a great time! You look fantastic!

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  3. Looks like it’s a great time!! Take some inspiring photos for me that I can turn into paintings later. 🙂

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  4. Your pictures ate wonderful and you are so little!!!
    I hope the trip is fantastic.

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