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Mom and I both arrived in Venice around 11:15 am on Saturday morning. I was coming in from Nice, France after two weeks on the road for business, she came in from St. Louis via Dulles and Brussels.
After rounding up our bags, we head to the docks to grab a ferry to San Zaccaria, where we're scheduled to meet our host Veronica who will lead us to the apartment. ...
... out how the train works to get from here to Salzburg, Austria. Today, we needed to make sure we had a solution...time is running out!
So, Jack and I headed out this afternoon to find the train station in Venice and purchase our tickets. This was an adventure for two reasons:
1. We had no clue where the bus stop was or what bus to get on (or when to get off)
2. We had no Euro's and were recently told that "You're in Italy - cash ...
... in this one – although I have to say that taking security seriously seems to mean, in large part, handling all security related matters as carefully and inefficiently as possible. Still, I can say with some authority now that the TSA would be considerably better regarded if they adopted some of the Italian practices. For instance, it turns out that I have a hard time mustering any indignation when the agent searching me is statuesque and ...
... are still impressive. We climbed up to the Museum as the cashier was closing AND he was turning people away BUT he let us in (yippee!). So glad he did because the view from the top of the church was so cool!!! The bronze horses were Robin's favorite because she couldn't stop looking at them. She summed them up by saying they looked triumphant and powerful. To give our feet a break, we stopped for a bathroom break and a quick drink our most expensive ...
... When we got back to the van our neighbour asked to freeze his iceblocks in out matchbox sized freezer. He was in a family of 4 and they were attempting to camp in a pretty small tent. In spite of the fact his wife had be glaring at us since the moment they arrived, we obliged and jammed as many of his ice blocks as we could into our luke warm compartment.
With huge expectation and excitement we got the bus over the bridge (again) to ...