Wow, is this place for Real?
Trip Start Oct 29, 2010
16Trip End Nov 17, 2010
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Decided to head back after a great meal and basically sauntered the whole way
The next morning we got up relatively early and enjoyed the hotel’s breaky. Strong coffee pretty much woke me up fully, as did the super powerful shower. Even managed to lose control of the damn thing as I turned on the shower component. Grabbed that snake in time I tell ya. Got a bit of water out of the tub area, but not near as much as I could have – I couldn’t stop chuckling. Filed that one away so the next morning wouldn’t be a repeat.
Realized it was raining, so we all had to buy some umbrella’s and start heading towards our tour meeting spot. Well, when we got to the St. Mark’s Square it was flooded! Was high tide. During the walk towards it we noticed a variety of tour groups and thought, you know...we’ve walked around so much on our own, not particularly interested in doing a group thing
We probably walked about 10 km’s this day, just checking everything out, taking pic’s and doing what all the tourist info suggests – get lost in Venice. That is really the way to go! It’s easy to find your way back and people have no hesitation in helping you out if needed. We decided to take the water bus back closer to our hotel area. You don’t really need to take a Grand Canal tour when you ttake the bus, especially if you score seats at the very back in the open air – makes it very easy to grab some good photos.
So we’re shopping away and someone taps my ass, followed by chuckle. If we didn’t run into our traveling companions (Chris, Grace, Tina, Terri-Lynn, the girls, BA and Marty). Decided to meet up with them for supper near the Rialto bus (boat) stop which was a good 4 hours away. We sauntered our way back towards the hotel and get some shopping in. Grabbed some souveniers for family, yeah cause it’s not like our friggin bags aren’t heavy enough.
Got back to the hotel and decided to check e-mail in case Ron did decide to fly out and he was waiting somewhere for us
Power went out and a few folks were getting a little impatient so we (others) got the guy to hurry it up a bit. Our little group was far too relaxed to be uptight about something so minor, but we played along fully realizing that some people don’t have as much patience, or might be tired, or not feeling well.
Walked around a bit more then decided to hit up a little place and have a night cap, share some stories, laughs and then we all proceeded to head back to our respective hotels. This was a very, very full day and we knew it would be no problem sleeping the night away. We were in a quiet area too, which was a huge bonus considering we were off the main road.
Yep, slept like a log again
Headed back to the hotel, finished packing and checked out. Proceeded to the train station, located our train. Grabbed a quick, small bite to eat, then headed to our coach and seats. We paired up with placing the luggage up onto the racks cause all of our bags are heavy. Thinking we’re gonna ship some stuff back home from Florence to lighten the load a bit. You’d think we’d learn to bring less stuff. But nooo. We did well when traveling in Asia, but did expect it to be a bit cooler here.
On the train and enjoying the ride – another different train - we’ve been on 4 different styled trains now.