Recently I came to the realization that I had to put my 'big girl pants' on. It was time I started being more of a grown up. I'm talking about, retirement. It is not that far away and I am not ready financially. I waited way too long to get serious about saving money. I'm … Continue reading Growing Up Is Hard To Do
Monday Sept. 28, 2015 It is another gorgeous day and if the weather report on my phone is to be believed, it will be all week. This morning, I am off to the Rialto Market in hopes of buying something and actually cooking. I got to the Ca' Rezzonico stop just as the last few … Continue reading Wandering Around Venice
It seems with every few feet I walk, Venice opens herself up to me. She becomes more beautiful at every turn. You might think you are seeing her at her best, but you are not. Oh don't get me wrong, she doesn't have a bad side, but just take a few more steps and what … Continue reading Missing Venice
Learn what it takes to work in a city built on water.
After much consideration, and a little soul searching, I came to the decision to put off my trip to Italy this year. I feel that it is the best course of action for me at this time. It wasn't an easy decision by any means. And yet? I felt OK with my decision. Too OK … Continue reading Italia, I Will See You Again
I have but 2 days left in Venezia. It has gone by much too quickly. I can feel that she is beckoning me, 'Stay. Don't go Rae.' I know that she has much more to show me. But alas, reality comes slamming back into view and I have to return to work. If … Continue reading Venice The Final Days
Sunday Sept 27, 2015 It's a beautiful, sunny day as I throw open all of the windows in my room, open my arms wide and exclaim, 'Buongiorno Venezia!' ala Katherine Hepburn. Exactly as I had dreamed of doing for so very long. As I gaze down the canal what do I see? What is … Continue reading The Dream Continues in Venice
Finally I arrive in Venezia! Andiamo!
When you visit Venezia you must take time to appreciate the city from the water. It is after all, a city of islands. Water water everywhere, it is an integral part of Venezia. I found the Gondola is not an easy thing to get into or out of. At least not for me, I am … Continue reading Venice As Seen From the Water
While I unfortunately didn't have much of an appetite while in Italy, I did sample a few dishes in each city. I still cannot figure out why I wasn't hungry. That is normally a non-issue for me. I had been looking forward to all of the fantastic, fresh food I'd be eating in my 2 … Continue reading The Food of Venice