As you know, we're moving to France very soon, Lord willing, and although summer here on the farm is idyllic, I'm sort of chomping at the bit. I keep thinking of all those places in France that I could be visiting. And all of those places in Europe that will suddenly be practically next door! So thank you, Anita,for inviting us on another wonderful European holiday! Hop on over to her lovely blog and join us on a tour of Irresistible Europe!
France is my favorite European country, but Italy is right up there, too. It was the first place I ever visited in Europe, and it simply blew me away. I was an art teacher at the time, and my colleague and I took a group of students on a tour called Belle Italia.
We arrived in Venice right in the middle of Carnevale! It has been my favorite Italian city ever since.
the approach to Venice in a water taxi
my friend Betsy and I immediately got our faces painted. Hey, it was the '90s!
I cannot describe the thrill of my first gondola ride!
Years later I returned to Venice with my husband, and I must say, the gondola ride is still just as thrilling! And more romantic!
I can't wait to return to this magical city once we are living in France. I checked the cost of fights from Orly and we can fly round trip for around 70 euros!
Europe, here we come!
santa maria della salute
Off to visit the rest of Europe on Anita's blog party. Bon Voyage!
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