Like many other trip reports, this one begins with “Some friends planned a vacation, and I horned in…” But this one has a few twists.
Jen & Gary booked a Mediterranean cruise so they could visit the Egyptian pyramids. It sounded like fun to Angie and me, so we made reservations, too. We made these arrangements months before the Costa Concordia disaster, and years before the recent Carnival cruise ship ‘covered in poo floating aimlessly in the Gulf of Mexico’ debacle, yet Big D knew that cruising isn’t for him. His take on cruising: “Why don’t you just lock me in a mall for a week? UGH!” He joined us for a few days in Venice, Italy where we all explored together before we set sail.
We spent a fair amount of time in St. Mark’s Square:
And like most trips, in addition to the architecture, what I remember the most is the food, drinks, and laughs. We had a lot of all three when we visited Harry’s Bar:
But eventually we made our way on board our ship, though not quite to the Pyramids. But I’ll save that for another post.
More pictures from Venice and a day on Murano are over on Flickr.