Vacation within the Vacation

This is so relaxing! We got up and met Amy and Kev for breakfast at 9:00. Then we sat in the cozy lobby for a while, pondering the trail map for this area, which is called the Val Rendena. Kev’s … Continue reading →

My First Rifugio

We met Kevin and Amy at 9:00 for breakfast, which was a very nice buffet. Hiking was on the agenda and we even had a map. The trail starts just behind our hotel so off we go. It was fairly … Continue reading →

Up, Up, Up

Woke up in Trieste. Jack Hammers and diesel fumes from the machinery flooding our room. Yuck! Kevin and I both were on our computers checking out places. Finally, we decided to call one. The Hotel Maribel in Madonna di Campiglio … Continue reading →

To Trieste

I have to make this really short because we are all trying to get ready to go spend the day in Duino. Yesterday: Left Venice. Went very smoothly. Stopped in Aqueleia at Ai Due Leoni restaurant, recommended by my ST … Continue reading →

Last full Day in Venice

Taking it easy today. It’s muggy and the air is, I think, smoggy although I don’t know if they really have smog here. After coffee and a short visit with Antonella we decided to walk to the Accademia Bridge and … Continue reading →

Sunday Venice

I’m starting to get melancholy about leaving and at the same time excited about or upcoming adventure with Amy and Kev. Sunday mornings are so quiet around here. I took a bunch of pictures, from our windows with no people … Continue reading →

Indimenticabile (Unforgetable)

We spent the morning working on the rest of our trip and I think we’ve finally got it set. We wanted to go to Castello and walk around a bit and also find the building that’s in the painting we … Continue reading →

Why Do we Love Venice?

Slow going in the morning but finally we set off for Ca Pesaro, a large 17th century palazzo which is now a modern art museum. Here’s me ready for the day–this is for Cecelia, she knows why: On the way … Continue reading →

Low Key Day

We seem to be sleeping later and later each day. We ARE on vacation, I guess. We went to the bar downstairs and had coffee. I just love the women in there! They remind me of “Alice doesn’t live Here … Continue reading →


We wanted to do one more day trip during this Venice stay and we had decided to go to Treviso. This was before I met Daniela. Meeting her there and going to “her” coffee place were the icing on the … Continue reading →