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Well we arrived at Hotel Grifone in Lido Di Jesolo, Italy. I was pleasantly surprised at the hotel. It was a family run hotel and all rooms thankfully had air conditioning. Rooms were clean with wood or tile floors. Some of the kids had bunkbeds. My roomie an I had larger sized room, wi-fi and a crazy shower that got everything wet when you took a shower.
The dinner meals were good and tasty breakfast wasn’t so great.
We went to the Adriatic Sea twice & swam, played volleyball (the kids not me) and enjoyed the downtime.
We spent Friday in Venice. We took a moderate sized boat to get there. Then we went to the Murano Glass factory where we saw some demonstrations. In the gift shop we all came away with something. It was all so beautiful. My husband will be happy that I didn’t buy the beautiful dish that I loved because it was â‚¬2800.00 yes I believe I have expensive tastes. Our teacher leader has realized I like to shop. Only on vacation I do and this is a once in a lifetime trip.
We went to Venice proper and went on a tour with a local guide with whisper headsets. Yes we really looked like tourists.More touring of the city an we had time for lunch and shopping. I had the pleasure to have lunch with my daughter and her best friend. They shared a Margarita pizza (no alcohol) and I had the most awesome spaghetti bolongnaise with a glass of bianco.
We didn’t find and stickers for our suitcases so I may have to order them online. We decided to decorate our luggage with the places we’ve been.
We then had our Gondola rides. I had so much fun with Se and her friends. Our Gondolier was pretend sneezing to make the Gondola tippy.
Then I went in search of my lost Oakley sunglasses that I lost during the castle tour. They were the new ones I bought in Paris after I lost my original when they fell on the tracks of the metro in London at least I think it was London.
So I bought a cheap pair of non-Oakley glasses. So I went in search of the Louis Vuitton store. It wasn’t busy and I came out with a neck scarf for my fedora an a classic scarf for me. So a few more things have been taken off my bucket list.
We all regrouped and headed back on the boat to our bus to our hotel. The kids all headed to the beach for a quick cool off before dinner.
Dinner was okay a little disappointing. We’re all missing veggies an fruit.
The kids got some free time and so did the grown ups. I went for a walk to the bank machine & then found an outdoor market with Stacey. It was so nice just strolling the neighbourhood. We saw a little marching band with drum majorettes.
A little regrouping at the hotel and the kids took over the hallway for some socializing, singing an laughs.
I have organized my suitcases for the trip home. I will be paying extra for a heavy bag and a second checked badge. Surprisingly I only have a few tanks I won’t have worn on the trip.
Breakfast was the same, yoghurt, mixed fruit, cereal and paderno. So glad I brought my Barry’s Irish tea with me.
We’re now on the bus heading to beautiful Florence.