After Bellagio, we trekked through the countryside and found ourselves on a boat to Venice! Touristy- maybe, but we were so excited to explore a great historical city and play tourist.
Exploring began right away, and just as we suspected.. in Venice, they have you there-- STUCK! So everything is overpriced. We ignored it, and ponied up the ridiculous dough for every little thing. We took a tour of the Doge's Palace, went to the top of the Belltower to take in the best view of the city, hopped on a gondola, ate TONS, perused the shops and much more!
Shopping in Venice was great fun. They had all the standards, and tons of charming little gift shops where I stocked up on postcards, snowglobes, and magnets to send home.
Again with the yummy gelato. I never held back. If my baby wanted gelato, I was having it!
The bread and chocolate shops were my favorite of course.
Being in Venice with my sweet husband was absolutely magical. A real vacation! We've had a crazy life ever since we got married.. going non-stop. We had our wedding, drove across country, moved into a new house, he started business school, I started a new job, visited family, got pregnant, and on and on. Taking a trip together to unwind before the baby was such a great idea, and I'm so glad we had the opportunity. It was just what we needed.
My sweet husband worked so hard to plan the whole thing so I could spend the time relaxing.. and it all came together perfectly. He's got a knack for planning and detailing.
I'm still high off the whole adventure and I can't wait to do it again. Next time, we'll have our little man in tow. I did manage to pick up a little striped Gondola tee for him. Just like his Mama, he's gonna wear stripes way too often.
This hot chocolate was so thick and chocolatey, it was like a melted chocolate bar. It might have been too much for me actually. It was that intense!
Some naked lady art for Preacher!
Albin sampling the Italian wine selection..
Aaah Venezia! See you again!