I've gone missing for the past couple weeks because my family and I went on our long-anticipated European vacation. Actually, we only went to two cities in Europe: Paris and Venice. We spent 8 days in Paris, then flew to Venice for 3 days, then back to the Paris airport and home.
It was one of the best vacations we've ever had.
We had perfect weather in Paris (an unusual occurrence for our family vacations) and packed in an incredible amount of sightseeing. What an awesome city. It was surprisingly manageable (thanks to the extremely efficient metro) for all its bustle and crowd. We had tons to see but managed to get to most of our "must see" list.
And Venice is so completely different from anything else with its mazes of canals and tiny streets. The beautiful old buildings had us gaping and sighing. Unfortunately, the weather turned on us in Venice, so we got wet whenever we went out, but we still had a great time.
I did get some reading done on the plane rides, but not as much reading as I usually do on vacations. We never stopped moving! Reviews to come include my next Back to the Classics challenge- I finally read Uncle Tom's Cabin. And maybe I'll let you know how I'm adapting to my Nook, purchased for the trip.