Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Here is a video of Cindy blowing out her candles on her birthday. Anthony had other ideas.
We spent three days in Venice and enjoyed every minute of it. Our apartment was near Piazza San Polo, a little away from the main tourist areas. We did get over to St. Mark's but mostly we liked wandering the narrow streets and canals.
Our photos are on Snapfish.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
We spent two nights in Venice and are now in Rome. Yesterday we went to Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. More to come....
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Yesterday we flew to Milan to start our Italian vacation. We are staying at the Hotel Sant'Ambroeus. It was great fun for Jennifer to come back to Milan since she lived here in 1987/88. She has been doing quite well communicating with folks, even though her Italian is a bit rusty. We saw the school she attended -- Università Cattolica -- and even found her favorite pizzeria: Pizzeria Meucci. Believe it or not, it was still there! Unfortunately, her church Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio was closed for reconstruction until September.
After lunch at Meucci we went to Castello Sforzesco and the kids enjoyed walking through the surrounding gardens.
Finally we went to the famous Duomo. We were almost not allowed inside because Sophie's shorts were deemed "too short". But she wrapped a sweatshirt around her waist and got past the guards. It is spectacular. The kids got bored, however, so we went to the Galleria and ate gelato.