In case you hadn’t heard, we went to Italy. I know people who travel all over the world and I am sure this is old hat to them but for me, it was a trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed it so much, but mostly because I was with my kids. My daughter-in-law is like having a tour guide everywhere you go. She follows the Rick Steve’s walking tours who tells you in his books when to stop, what to look at, and gives you the history of what you are seeing. Why pay a bunch of money for a tour guide when you have Lindsey, who is willing to read out loud, and Rick Steve, who my husband is convinced has never really left Ohio…but seems to know his stuff?
I wish I could repeat what I learned about the different buildings and such in Venice but I can’t, so I will just let the photos speak for themselves. The weather was perfect for great photography. Some of these came from my camera and some from Lindsey’s. I think I have plenty of things to paint and I am inspired.
Speaking of painting, there were a lot of vendors along the canal selling prints of original art work. Most were just selling other people’ work and pretending to be the artist. But Lindsey and Taylor had met an artist on their last trip to Venice and we decided to stop by his house to see if we could meet him too. He welcomed us into his home/studio and I bought a great little painting from him. That was my favorite souvenir of the trip!
We took the boat over to Murano but the glass factories were closed for the day. We shopped a little and I bought a small piece but it was sort of a bummer. If we had more time, we would get there much earlier and spend some time watching the glass blowers do their thing.