For our last day in Italy, we got up and moving pretty early. We grabbed a couple of cappuccinos to go and walked around the big square. It was pretty quiet, and we let James run around and chase the pigeons. He really loved it! Our plan was to wear him out early so that he could take an early nap and we could actually make our 1:00 lunch reservations.
And that’s just what happened. James took a 2 hour nap and we were able to have a pretty enjoyable last meal in Italy. The restaurant, Osteria Alle Testiere, was wonderful. Venice is know for their seafood, and we had lots of it: spaghetti with clams, octopus with gazpacho, mussels, and mixed grilled fish. James enjoyed the gazpacho and spaghetti. He had a few periods where he was very quiet, and I got to have a brief minute of peace.
For the rest of the afternoon, we are just hung out and started packing up.
As a “last night of vacation treat” we had cookies and gelato for dinner! Back to reality tomorrow, but we are savoring every minute that we have left.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day. We fly from Venice to Philidelphia to Charlotte to New Orleans. I’m hoping that everything goes smoothly, unlike the flight over here!
I think we are all ready to get home, but we really enjoyed our time over here and especially our time together as a family. Life gets pretty crazy at home between, work, daycare, etc. It was nice to slow down and just chill out.
Of course we had our highs and lows, but we are happy with the way things went.
See you back home