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05/24/2013
Read these three blogs detailing this wonderful multigenerational experience


Hi dear friends and relations, Just a quick update on my trip to Italy with Brennon. Arrived in Rome on Thursday morning and left early on Saturday morning by train for Florence. What a time we had ! We must have walked ten miles in two days but we got to see the Trevi fountain, walked to the top of the Spanish steps, took a tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's, the Pantheon and the Colosseum. We ate at several outdoor sidewalk restaurants and had Tiramisu and or gelato every day,  Yummy...
 
     
  Hi Folks, Internet at our hotels at best, is spotty. Lost half of last travel news...but here's a bit of an update. Brennon and I arrived in Venice this afternoon, the final destination of our trip. The city is quite flooded and I had to buy tall wading boots to walk through the streets tonight....but more about that later.
















 Rome was followed by Florence where we delighted in Touring this ancient city of the rennaisance. We stayed at a charming hotel within walking distance of everything...and saw just about everything we could walk to including a visit to the Galleria Academia to see Michaelangelo's statue of The David, the Magnificent Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Santa Croce wherein lies the remains of Michaelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossi, the Ufizzi Gallery...the list goes on. All of this of course, in between our daily dose of capuccino and tiramisu. I can assure you that the calories consumed have been thoroughly walked off by our sightseeing. More to come as the Internet is about to shut down......CIAO...

        
Well here we are at the end of our wonderful voyage. The last couple of days in Venice have been an adventure walking through ancient narrow  streets, riding on water taxies through the canals, visiting the glass blowers in Murano, shopping, stopping for capuccino and tirimisu, and taking lots of pictures of the beautiful architecture and waterways. Brennon has demonstrated an Amazing ability to keep us headed in the right direction...not an easy feat in a city that runs in a thousand different directions at every turn. We've managed not to fall into any of the canals and have climbed over a hundred  charming bridges.


How blessed we are to have had this time together on such a magical journey. Brennon has been such a joy to travel with...interesting company, a great navigator, pleasant to be with, and we have the important things in common, like our mutual love of tiramisu and gelato.  :) Tomorrow we head back to the States....looking
forward to seeing y'all soon!