Last Day in Venice
17.06.2012 - 17.06.2012
Our first activity for the day was to go to Venice Beach is on the Adriatic Sea which was relatively warm. We took the car only to discover that there was no parking and the beach was only two blocks from the hotel. So we drove back to the hotel and parked. Apparently I am not very “European” since the sight of a 90 year old man in a speedo has scarred me for the rest of my life….and the vision of a 70 year old grandmother in a bikini is beyond description and NO that person was not me! . Fortunately, everyone HAD suits. Brenna and I ventured into the water in search of shells and Donda sat on the beach and watched to make sure no one made passes at us. (that was what she told us).
After the beach we took the ferry around the island of Venice to the island of Murano to look at glass. Since it was Sunday, the bus to the water taxi was almost empty and we were able to get on the first one….and the water taxi wasn’t packed so I was able to enjoy the ride. Brenna and I discovered that if you have sun glasses on, you can sleep setting up and no one would notice. First stop was a W/C…..public…..co-ED. It was awful! So, we had to buy a drink at a café so we could use private facilities.
Murano is a beautiful little area and it’s the island where the glass factories are located. We found that the farther we walked away from the port, the less expensive the gifts were, so we wondered through the alleys looking for the perfect items. After five hours of wondering, we decided to have dinner in Murano rather than Venice. We found a cute little café on a canal and I tried Spaghetti Carbonara, which is one of my favorite dishes that EJ makes for me. This version was good, but not nearly as good as Ed’s dish.
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