Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Day of Anniversary Pictures

Day 82

Boulder City, Nevada
Our 13th anniversary, we spent a week in Las Vegas. I took this picture on our way to Hoover Dam in Boulder City. We never made it to the dam because the traffic was bumper to bumper moving at 5 miles an hour. We really had a good time on our trip.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Day 81

Out on the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge in the background.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Valley of the Temples

Day 79

Agrigento, Sicily
I was trying to take the temple home with me. This is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lemonade Anyone?

Day 78

That is a lemon my darling husband is holding in his hand. They were bigger than grapefruit. This was a fruit stand outside of Pompeii, Italy.
They make great lemoncello there. It's a liquer they make by soaking the lemon rinds in vodka or 98 proof alcohol.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vatican City

Day 77

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. To the far right of the picture, the rectangular roof line is the Sistine Chapel and where they send out the smoke to declare a new pope has been elected. The Vatican has it's own post office and the stamps are not good anywhere in Italy except in Vatican City since the Vatican is considered it's own country and not part of Italy at all. When I sent you the first post cards they had the Vatican Stamp and postmark.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Intrepid Adventurers

Day 76

This was the theater in the ruins of Pompeii. We had a copy of our local paper with us and it was very hot that day. Those wires coming off of us were to our headsets we were wearing so we would be able to hear our tour guide.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

O-live This!

Day 75

Olives on the tree in a grove at a winery in Tuscany.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Siena, Italy

Day 74

Guess what this is....

Translated: House of the Horse...a horse stable.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Day 73

The famous Spanish Steps at 6:30 am. This was our first day in Italy and we hadn't met our tour group yet. We got up early and took a six mile walk. On our walk we saw the Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Ponte dei St. Angelo, the Castle St. Angelo, and Saint Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican.

This is our last night in Italy at the Spanish Steps about 8:00pm. Everyone was out for their little passigiata. To see and be seen.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Big Mac Attack

Day 72

McDonalds in Rome, Italy. By the way, they had the nastiest bathroom in all of Italy.

Friday, March 12, 2010

What is this?

Day 71

This statue was in the cathedral in Pisa. I have no idea what the significance of it was but I thought it was interesting. Maybe the trinity?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Day 70

Michelangelo Buonorotti's tomb in Santa Croce Church, Florence,Italy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Goofing Off

Day 69

Having fun in Pisa, Italy. He's much stronger than me!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Best Fontina Cheese...

Day 67 made by the Loleta Cheese Factory in Loleta, Ca. The next picture is the town of Loleta and I'm not kidding.

This was the whole "downtown" area. Great cheese though and I think they had a bar we didn't visit.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Anniversary Accomodations

Day 65

This is where we stayed on our 11th anniversary.
Now remember, we stayed at a hotel in Italy with marble floors for our 10th anniversary.
This is all we could afford the next year. Both places had their charm;)

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Black Cat

Day 64

al Gatto Nero
(translated the Black Cat)
Dinner in Burano, Italy

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Zi Antionio Mare (Translated Uncle Tony's)
Sorrento, Italy
This was the most delicious red snapper dish!
Day 63

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chandelier Tree

Day 62

Just wanted to give you a closeup of the sign on the tree from yesterday's post.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Anniversary Moments

Day 60

The Terra Cotta Dome outside the Pazzi Chapel
Florence, Italy

For the rest of the month of March I will re-visit memorable anniversary moments with my darling hubby.