The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back to Venice for our Final Water Excursions

This map shows several of the places we went: Milan, Venice, Croatia, and Greece.

Our Hotel in Venice...we got there by boat!

The Doges Palace adjacent to the Grand Canal

Tower on the Island of Murano, which is famous of lace

Lace maker at work.  Some table loths have as many as 18-20 different kinds of lace
each made by a different artist who specializes in particular ones.
Close-up of her handiwork

I loved the beautiful linens and art on this island.  Wish I'd had more time.  We also found a delicious pastry shop and tried several different kinds of goodies.

Next we headed for the Island of Burano, famous for beautiful handmade glass art. At the factory where we visited, they have made the glass chandeliers for the Bellaggio in Las Vegas.  They are very expensive.

This artist was making a horse which
stood on it's back legs.

We arose early the next morning to be boated to the bus which we travelled on to Milan.  Everything went smoothly and the green truck with all our luggage was there waiting for us.  Only had a few hitches getting through NYC, and then flew home where Autumn and the kids picked us up.  It is wonderful to go on a trip, but always great to get home as well.

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