Venice Bound

Today, we are leaving Barolo and heading for Venice.  The drive is about 3 hrs and 45 minutes.  Not as bad as the drive from Montalcino to Barolo, but it’s anyones guess how James is going to handle it.

He woke up in a great mood around 8:00, but it seems like he is just having an “off” day.  He’s pretty congested and his teeth may be bothering him.  We gave him some Tylenol and hit the road around 11:00.  He was asleep almost immediately.  To our surprise, he took a good nap then woke up in a good mood about an hour and a half before we got to Venice.

We turned in the rental car then caught a water taxi to our apartment.  We were quite a sight hauling all of our luggage across the busy street and onto a boat! There are water buses in Venice that are much much cheaper than the private taxis but we thought that it would just be easier with James and all of our stuff.

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James loved the boat ride! Venice is much different from the other places that we have been.  There’s a lot of action on the water and lots to look at for James.

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Our apartment in Venice is nice.  It is very close to the main square, so it will be really easy to get around.

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There are so many narrow walkways, bridges, and steps that we decided that we weren’t even going to attempt the stroller.  The Ergo baby carrier has worked out great for these types of situations.

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That evening we just walked around and took some pictures.  I’m surprised that I like Venice as much as I do.  It is so unique!  I think that I also like that there are no cars, scooters, bikes etc.  There are still a good bit of people, but it seems a little more relaxed than Rome and Florence.

We grabbed some bites to eat at a little bar and ate outside by the water.  It was all very good, but a seagull swooped in and snatched some crostini off of the plate while we were eating!

For dinner, we just stopped in a little pizza place to get something quick.  The pizza really wasn’t anything special, but James likes pizza.  He was good sitting on my lap quietly eating his cheese pizza and waving to the people at the next table.

One more full day before we head home!  I hope that this hurricane doesn’t give us any issues traveling!

See you soon


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