Monday, June 27, 2011

Europe, Oh How I Love You....

It was the perfect vacation, for the perfect length of time, and with the perfect companion. 

Here’s a quick run down of all the places we went, I pre-apologize for the over use of exclamation points and the words wonderful, incredible, fabulous, etc.
We happened to be in Rome during their 4th of July so they hung a giant Italian flag on the Coliseum

Rome, Italy -  We loved it!  I was worried I wouldn’t like the contrast of an ancient city with a bustling modern city around it, but for Rome it works!  It was incredible to walk from our hotel to the Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum, the food was wonderful and the people were surprisingly friendly for a big city!  We even went out one night to an under ground Roman dance club with some locals, too fun!

Kissing in front of the Trevi Fountain

Tuscany, Italy -  Wine, delicious wine.  I liked this one a lot more than Blue who isn’t a huge red wine fan, I drank his share.  The Tuscan countryside’s beauty is not over exaggerated by the movies; it is really is that incredible!

We spent a day scooting around Tuscany, AMAZING!

Vernazza, Italy -  The western coast of Italy on the Mediterranean, beautiful, warm water, good food, so relaxing.  What else could you ask for?

Standing on the pier in Vernazza after a swim

Venice, Italy -  So much culture and history!  The birthplace of Carneval, Vivaldi, marionette puppets, and Cassenova.  We took a romantic gondola ride through the canals with a bottle of wine while our gondolier serenaded us, ate fabulous food, wandered through history and kissed on the Rialto Bridge.

Gondola ride through the canals of Venice

Ljubljana, Slovenia -  We were in and out of Ljubljana twice, both for short times but we made a point of enjoying the time we had.  We wandered through the giant market in old town where you can buy anything from fresh fruit to underwear.  We also took a self guided pub crawl before getting on our over night train, too much fun!

Wandering around near Ljubljana Castle

Murter, Croatia -  Our vacation with-in a vacation, five fabulous days on an island in the Adriatic Sea.  We got sunburned daily but it was worth it!  All women there from 8 to 80 wear bikinis, no one was self conscious, and it was wonderful!  We also found the best Italian food restaurant ever!  Sounds weird after a week in Italy huh?

The sunset off our balcony in Croatia

Prague, Czech Republic - The most stunning architecture I’ve ever seen, everywhere you looked was so mesmerizing!  We also went to a dance club that was 5 stories high with each floor being a different theme, very cool. 

Blue rubbing the statue on Charles Bridge in Prague for good luck

It was a well needed trip for Blue and I, we had so much fun together and came home refreshed and ready to enjoy the Alaskan summer and the fertility cocktails that will be headed our way soon!


  1. You two are sooooooo cute!!!! You must procreate--Your kids would be so incredible cute...haha!! (Just had to say that!!) It looked like the trip of a lifetime--thanks much for sharing it!

  2. I'm so glad you had such a blast lady!! You so deserved it!

  3. Awesome trip! You were able to see a lot. Prague will always be one of my favorite cities!!

  4. What an amazing trip! The pictures are beautiful and you and Blue are too cute. I've never been to Europe, but after reading this post, it is definitely going on the to-do list. Glad to have you back.

  5. Love all these pics! Looks like a fabulous trip! :)