This is where we're going:
Venice - wander, get lost on purpose, see colourful houses on the lagoon islands, see (maybe ride) gondolas, eat pasta
Bologna - food tour, market tour, cooking classes, eat pasta
Florence - see David, Gelato Crawl (GTS!), photography/walking tour, eat pasta
Cassino - bittersweet but necessary... short stop to pay respect to an uncle who died in WWII
Amalfi Coast - boat tour, check out where the olives and lemons grow (likely gone by the time we get there), eat pizza and pasta
Istanbul - to see if you're paying attention
You may notice that we'll be pretty light on some of the typical tourist attractions on this trip. Ginny, my aunt, and I are eerily similar and we agree that we'd rather learn about the culture and see the scenery than to stand in line. David is the exception, because his life-long residence on Ginny's bucket list is our reason for going to Italy. We do want to learn all about Italian food, however. And eat a lot of it.
Edited to add:
Isobel from IsobelandCat’s blog is remembering her kitty tonight. She is asking that we all join in and light a candle today and tonight and put it in a window to remember the pets in our own lives and to remember Cat too. She suggests we all clink a glass of something of your choice.
So, here's to you Winston & Clementine, Millie, Mourning, Oliver, Ellie, Mystery, Asparagus (Gussie), Raisin and Lulu. I miss you all.
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