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It Started in Venice...

This was the third time I have flown to Italy without Brad. I began my journey on my birthday (which was kind of weird to spend it on a plane or three...), and arrived on Friday, May 13. I had plenty of sleep on my flights to Minneapolis, Amsterdam and finally Venice, so I was awake and excited.

I took the Alilaguna to Fondamente Nove and was greeted by Shannon, Kim and Nancy, who generously schlepped my luggage to our apartment for the night. I didn't know we were going up 5 flights of stairs! It was the night before our GrapeHops tour's official start. Here is the view from our apartment's balcony:

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After a brief rest and freshening up, we were off to an amazing dinner at La Cantina with Andrea 1. I will call him Andrea 1, as we kept meeting nice looking men named Andrea!

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We were hungry, so we ordered a seafood platter, and a meat platter. OMG! They were both fabulous. Shrimp, turbot, red mullet, two kinds of scallops and potatoes followed by wonderful pork, lamb and grilled veggies!

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Many glasses of wine completed our meal! See the big happy smiles all around?

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After dinner, we moved to an outdoor table for more wine, coffee and we were joined by another Slow Traveler, and Venice resident, Nan. What a great way to begin 8 days in Venice!

Comments (3)

Amy:

Oh my. Sounds like a wonderful time--and how could it not be?

Prudence Lay:

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Barb Cabot:

It's so good to get the full scoop. Those platters look OMG scumptious!

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