Monday, February 8, 2010

Photo of the Week--2/8/10

You see why I rarely relinquish the camera when we go on vacation, as traveling with my fashionable butt-pack and the lack of proper hair care make for unflattering photos. But this trip to Venice in the fall of 2000 was particularly enjoyable, as we got to leave Boy behind with his grandma and enjoy grownup things like gondola rides, Vivaldi concerts in period dress, and a day at the glass museum. (Okay, that last one was for me only, but TSU had to attend a seminar for work so I didn't have to inflict my love of bright shiny pretties on him.) This photo was taken from the Piazza San Marco, looking out across the Adriatic toward one of the many plague churches (built in fulfillment of promises of surviving the Black Death) in the area. Sure, it was a bit cloudy, but who can resist smiling when visiting Venice, even with messy hair?


  1. I love Venice too...and long to return there one day.
    You look nice in the pic...I always look like that too and ask my hubby, 'is my hair, ok?' never is...LOL.
    We always dress casually because of the long days..and cameras & bags are always in tow.
    Really enjoy your blog...but I think I've said that before. We have travelling, reading and quilting in common !!

  2. Thanks, Nancy, for letting me know you're enjoying the blog.

    One of the things I love about traveling is that you're not going to meet up with anyone you know, so you don't have to worry (too much) about looking good. I'll keep an eye out, though, I'm sure there are vacation photos of me where I actually think I look nice. The one by the "About me" blurb, for instance.

  3. That is so true....we climbed up to the top of Notre Dame so I could have my picture taken with the gargoyles...I THOUGHT I looked nice until I got the picture back....LOL....must have been the hike up all those stairs.
    Nice chatting with you....