Sunday, May 3, 2009

Remembering Venice.

I'm such a night owl. Here it is Saturday night at midnight and I'm finally getting around to posting something. Today was busy with dog washing, house cleaning, cat puke clean-up (sorry, that was uncalled for) and movie watching.

The dogs are squeaky clean and smelling fresh. They really needed a bath and my dear son never seems to "have time." He is busy but I let him off easy, I know. Whatever, he's my only kid and I guess he's worth it.

The poor kitty is old and won't be with us much longer I'm afraid. She must be about 15 now. I love having pets but it sure is hard when they get old and death takes it's time. I just hope she's not feeling as bad as she looks, bless her little heart.

We watched Sahara with Matthew McConaughey. It was a nice bit of entertainment and he wasn't bad to look at either. He's a Texas boy so he must be okay, right?
I went on a cruise a few years ago and one of the stops was Venice. One thing I've learned about cruises is, I don't like that you only get one day when they make a stop. Not enough time for me. I like to check a place out off the beaten path. Next time (if I ever get the chance) I would like to stay a few days. Here are a few of my favorite pics from that trip.

Hope you're having a good weekend. Get some things done or just relax, whatever makes you happy. Just don't forget to drink your water!


  1. Oh I agree with you! I would hate any kind of package tour where they whisk you through Europe in 21 days... I would much rather rent an apartment in one city for 21 days and explore not only the city, but the surrounding area. Eat the cuisine, meet the people and sit in the cafes.

    And yes, MM is easy on the eyes...

  2. I hope your kitty has an easy time of it. My step-dog, SadieLuWho, is getting on up there in years and it pains me to know what's ahead of us.

    I agree with Hanlie. I love the idea of just staying in one place. I always seem to fall victim to "wanting to see all there is to see". One of my favorite travel memories involves Venice as well. I can remember walking out of the train station and almost being staggered by the view. Amazing.

    Enjoy your time off!

  3. I'm an 'off-the-beaten-path' (or gondola, as the case may be) traveler, too. Some of my best travel memories are those 'hidden' treasures.

    Hope you're having a fantastic Sunday!

  4. Flyin' by the seat of one's pants is the way we travel. So far we've met the most wonderful people in every country we've visited. "Planned" tours are just too conventional. Reminds me of the old movie, "If it's Tuesday, it Must be Belgium." The less planning the better.

  5. I'm so jealous! I've been in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres only...Poor me. ;)I have to get to the other side soon!
    Sorry your free time was cut short.