Okay, so I am super excited to let you all in on a little secret. Doug and I will be going on a fantastic vacation in just 4 weeks! Wanna know where? Well... here are two little hints from around the house...
I am so excited I can hardly believe it... we're going to Italy for 11 days!
So, this is a big deal for two reasons-- first of all-- since having kids (that whole thing started 4.5 years ago) Doug and I have never taken a vacation without them. Babysitters are hard to come by-- and so was time off from work. A few months ago Doug's Mom and my Mom got together and offered their expert babysitting services. Of course-- we had to accept!
Secondly-- going to Italy is a big deal for me because I absolutely LOVED studying art history in university. I was a History major-- but managed to fit quite a few art history course into my schedule and they were hands down my favorite classes. After studying art history I knew I would have to go and see all that fantastic Italian architecture, those famous statues, and all the beautiful frescos one day. I took a third year Italian Renaissance course-- and kept the textbook-- just in case :) It's on the coffee table now so I can do a little reading before we go!
So does anyone have any tips? If you've been to Italy-- what was your favorite thing to do? What was your favorite thing to see? Did you find a restaurant that had the best pasta in town?
Oh wow-- pasta, pizza, bread-- here I come!