Mr. Sneaker and I got back from our trip to Austria and Italy on Friday evening and we have been enjoying a very lazy weekend. I spent the day yesterday doing a lot of laundry after being away for about 10 days and I finally got in a workout after carb loading and indulging in daily gelato. It is so nice to be home and there is nothing better than falling asleep in my own bed, despite the charm of all the cute little hotels we stayed in.
We had such an amazing time touring some new cities and it was wonderful to have so much uninterrupted time with Mr. Sneaker. We are moving back to the states on August 20th, so life is about to get pretty crazy. I am so glad we had time to just have fun together. And, we'll do the same in Barcelona this weekend!
Best. Summer. Ever.
The only problem is that it is flying by way too fast. I can't believe it is almost August and school is just around the corner! I am really excited to embark on my second year as a Kindergarten teacher, but with organizing, packing, moving, paper writing, and settling in a temporary place in Portland once we return--there is just a lot on my mind!
So vacations are nice for some happy denial time.
Here's a short recap of our trip...
Destination 1: Salzburg, Austria
What we did/saw:
Sound of Music Tour
After enjoying the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria, we posed for a picture with Tuc Watkins who plays Bob on Desperate Housewives. My eagle eye spotted him as soon as I got on the tour bus and hubs and I had fun sneaking peaks as we visited all the famous spots from the movie. The tour was great, but meeting Tuc was really fun. Mr. Sneaker was super cool and chatty and I was a little starstruck.
Have you ever met a celebrity? What did you say?
I am sixteen going on seventeen...
Von Trapp house
Church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married.
I don't actually remember the children dancing in the garden with these guys in the movie, but we had some fun posing with them and imitating their actions.
We also took in some amazing views at the Eagle's Nest.
Destination 2: Venice
What we did/saw:
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Basilica
We took a water taxi to another island called Murano where they make amazing blown glass. They had tons of little shops selling all kinds of glass creations. I got two rings and a necklace (which I am wearing in the picture). I think I have one of the rings on too, but you can't really see it.
Riding the gondola was so fun and romantic. It wasn't cheap, but well worth it and a must do when visiting Venice.
Destination 3: Verona
What we did/saw:
Teatro Romano (from the outside)
Nutella gelato (am. a. zing!)
On the way to Bellagio, we stopped in Verona, which is the city that inspired Romeo and Juliet. We had lunch while we were there, had the best gelato of the trip and walked around a little bit. Juliet's house is one of the big tourist attractions there, but we really didn't stay long and didn't see much.
a rose by any other name...
Destination 4: Bellagio, Italy (Lake Como)
What we did:
Once we got to Bellagio, we pretty much did a whole lot of nothing--unless of course you count eating, sleeping, and relaxing. It was the perfect way to end our trip. The view from the room was supreme and the food was yummy!
Quality resting and reading time.
I slept a lot on the way home, but we did see some beautiful sights when we drove through Switzerland.
Now, it's time to kick my butt into gear and make up a lot of missed time on paper writing! Tomorrow is going to be intense!