This morning, I'm sitting here, sifting and sorting some 600+ pictures and wondering where do I begin.
Why with the funnies of course! Growing up, the Sunday paper featured the comic sections. Between that and the Target ad, I think those were my favorite parts of the paper.
Many of these photos were taken with my phone and I uploaded them to Facebook or messaged them to friends and family. So yes, if you see me on FB, this will seem a bit like a rerun. But hey, Reruns, those are a summer staple too, right?
Ok,so back to the task at hand...
Throughout the Pisa courtyard, or Field of Miracles as the area is officially referred to, you spotted tourists posing in different ways, creating the allusion of trying to fix the tower's lean. And then, you had our Funny Thing, he had a more inappropriate pose planned. Ok, whatever, he's a 15 year old boy, but was most amusing was how his dad helped him capture the pose for all of eternity...at least now that we've posted it a few different places on this here Internet.
The Hills were alive...with the sight of Biking Things
My Tuscan Son
Gives new meaning to Telecommuting...
Location, Location, Location?
I spent a lot of time this past winter/spring researching hotels and picking places with the best reviews that had the features we needed (wifi and parking) and were within our budget. Munich proved the most difficult. As a big city, it was prcier. But this hotel came with pretty good reviews and well, the pictures they showed on their website were clearly taken from a DIFFERENT angle.
And yes, I did mention this added extra in my review. We weren't offended, and in fact, Thing 2 was again easily amused with the products being displayed in the store front windows.
Things exploring the ruins
And no, they didn't break anything in Pompeii.
With several funny comments that followed...such as "used only once"...to which I added that "Pot looks a little different back home". Seriously, Pompeii was indeed an interesting stop on our adventure. I'll likely reflectmore on it in the weeks to come but it was just different than I imagined it would be.
Got Jet Lag?
Poor Thing 1 seemed to suffer the most from jet lag. Rome was hot, and crowded, two things nobody likes but for this kid, it really was an adjustment. I had to chuckle when he fell sound asleep, with hand-held device in his hand, but clearly out cold.
Speaking of Thing 1
Today's his 18th birthday...
We love you to the moon and back...
We pushed you to reach outside of your comfort zone on this trip, but are really proud of how you adapted to these new sights and sounds...and yes, even seemed to have a smile or two to share with us along the way...
Until next time....