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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

When the Doge Does As Doges do..

Having a little too much fun.
And we’re just getting started!
First, Venice, Number one on my Bucket List!
From floating in the Grande Canal to exploring St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace. Watching the glass blowers on Murano and sampling everything ‘Venetian’ we could find, It’s been a rare treat!





Through the wall of the Doge’s prison. Look closely....





Dream come true. I’m sitting in a gondola! Eeeeeeeee!!!






18 comments:

  1. And what a dream it was! My heart is thrilled for you.

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  2. You look so happy sitting in that gondola. One more to tick off the bucket list.
    Not sure what that was in the prison but it kind of looks like glow in the dark sunglasses

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    1. That expression is of one who's fondest dream just came true!
      It's actually Husby, looking back at me! Spooky...

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  3. Wow! You and your husband look so cute in that gondola. Venice is on the top of my bucket list too. Love seeing your travels!

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    1. I can highly recommend it, Laurie!
      The time of my life! Do it!

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  4. This looks wonderful. Just wonderful.
    The thing in the prison cell? A ninja turtle imprisoned for so long he lost his colour?

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  5. Beautiful photos of Venice - and you! Looks like a wonderful trip.

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  6. Fabulous photos, thank you. I really love the second one, where the three buildings meld into each other via the arches. Riding in a Gondola looks like fun, did the oarsman serenade you as they do in movies?

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    1. I'm so happy you liked them, River! It was SO MUCH FUN!
      He didn't! So our men did! :)

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  7. I was intrigued too, by the eyes looking back at me in the prison cell.

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    1. Husby. Looking at me through the secret panel in the wall!

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  8. I thought those eyes were your husband being funny lol! I've always wanted to ride in a gondola, but all I have is a canoe and a really good imagination! Have fun you two deserve it! (Rena)

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    1. And you were totally right! I have leftover Halloween candy as a prize! Just get your husby to sing to you and it'll be perfect.
      Oh, it also helps if he stands up...

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  9. Lots of happy moments! A dream vacation to Venice had had to be happy magical one.

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