April 22, 2019
Suzanne and I left Portland at 1:25 pm Easter Sunday and arrived in Amsterdam at around 8:30 am, only to be confronted with masses of travelers going home from their holiday weekend. The picture above was of the line for Passport Control after it had cleared out some. Good thing we had a 4 hour layover, between the long lines and getting lost repeatedly. We were running on fumes with little sleep. Suzanne was falling asleep wherever we sat down.
We finally arrived in Venice at 4:15 this afternoon. Ensconced in the charming Hotel Antiche Figure, we decided on an uncivilized early dinner hour of 7 pm, so we could make it an early night. Below is our hotel (second building from the left) and the view of the Canal Grande from our window.
Having left the hotel a bit early we took a short walk admiring the bakeries and candy shops lining the street.
So the really wonderful and weird thing that happened, besides making it here, was running into two great people from my Portland Italian class at dinner. Suzanne and I were having a very enjoyable meal at Tattoria Il Vagone when David and Mary Kitch walked in…..What are the odds of that? We will try to meet with them again tomorrow for dinner. They are off to Croatia on Wednesday.
This church is right across the canal. That’s it for today, it’s almost 10 pm here and I’m headed for a good night’s sleep. Ciao! Buona Notte!
5 thoughts on “The Zombie Duo Make it to Venice”
So sorry about the timing, and thus the crowds. I know you well enough to know you remained undaunted! Glad you finally made it to your hotel. You and Suzanne had to have been exhausted. Glad you had a bakery and candy store(s) nearby to get you through the next day. 😉 Have a wonderful time, both of you!
Thanks! We didn’t actually go in any of the stores, just drooled on their windows.
Oh my…how nice to meet up with David and Mary! Now you can speak Italian at dinner together.
Glad you made your flights.
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Ha! We are all struggling with our Italian. The poor waiter was not only serving us, but he was giving Italian lessons.
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Despite the sleep deprivation, sounds like the trip is off to a great start. Thanks for all the interesting photos, especially the bakery and candy shops. 😊. Looking forward to more adventures from the dynamic duo!