Well ….. now that we’ve had our vacation from our vacation, it’s time to wrap-up our trip with a summary of “bests”:
Best city ….. Venice, followed by Barcelona, Verona, Lucerne, Florence, Paris and Milan.
Best restaurant ….. Florence “Osreria del Cinehiale Bianco”,
Best hotel …. Verona “Palazza Victoria”,
Best site …. Barcelona “Sagrada Familia”,
Best tour …. Lucerne to Pilatus, Verona wine tour,
Best new Friends …. We met so many wonderful people
Best internet …. Barcelona (we got a live feed of the Rider “Labor Day Classic” from Canada)
Best TV …. Milan
Best weather …. Venice and Verona (despite some rain)
Best “catch & release” …. Verona (scarves, etc), Lucerne (coat), Venice (watches)
Best street act …. Barcelona “New Orleans Raggamuffens”,
French internet …… this is the third trip we’ve tried to use our personal, Canada-based email in France and it hasn’t worked properly. It worked in Holland, Italy and Spain …. but not France.
Train stations ….. remember they are generally open to the elements ….. in other words if it’s cold outside, the station will be cold.
Our wine arrived! We bought 12 bottles of white and 12 bottles of red when we were on the wine tour near Verona, Italy. We had it shipped home, and it finally arrived ….. party time!
The back label of the Amarone bottle is quite interesting ….. again a picture is worth a thousand words.
One last thing – when we left Europe to return home, everything was lush and green. Back home the colors have already changed, with a touch of fall in the air …. several times this week I’ve had to scrape frost off my car windshield. Mother Nature saying “Welcome home!” …….
Time to start planning our next adventure!
The older you get, the more precious every moment becomes, so learn to use your time wisely to clear your “bucket” list and do the good things you choose to make this world a better place.
Til next time ………..