A Moment in Time: A Beautiful End

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Moment in Time.”

An opportunity was presented to me to travel to Italy. When I thought of going to Italy the only place I wanted to go was Venice, Italy to ride in a gondola. I visited quite a few places the first leg of my journey.  As you can see in the photo I made it to Venice and a gondola ride was my portion-a dream come true.

The icing on the cake, the creme de la creme was Venice. I was having a heaven on earth experience-just wish I had more time to spend there. Venice, Italy is on my list again. There’s so much more I want to explore.

An experience like I’d never had before. A moment in time. A beautiful end.

Italy – A Dream Come True

Many years ago I had an elaborate plan for a trip to Europe

I was going to England for fish and chips and a trip to Harrodsburg. Then on to France to collect French perfume and pastries. Next stop would be Switzerland to pick up Swiss chocolates and a Swiss watch. My last stop would be Venice, Italy to ride a gondola and find a cobbler to create an exquisite pair of shoes fashioned for my feet alone. That dream vacation got shelved and was never realized.

A month ago I fulfilled part of my dream trip from years ago. I finally went to Europe but only to Italy. I started out in a little town in the mountains of Umbria called Norcia. Norcia was my home for a week while I attended a cooking vacation through Culture Discovery. It was a full week of cooking and sight-seeing throughout the mountains.

Norcia, Italy

Norcia, Italy

The next leg of my trip was A stop in Rome for two days That was a respite after a busy week in Norcia. While Rome wasn’t my favorite place, I can now say I’ve been there.

The last days of my vacation were spent at the place I longed to go: Venice, Italy. I’d never seen a place that was surrounded with more water than land. It was amazing to take water taxi’s to get from one place to another. I was blessed to be able to take the ride I’ve longed for: gondola ride. It was everything I dreamed of. Thinking about it still puts a smile on my face.

I didn’t find a cobbler but I’ll leave that on my list for another trip.

A to Z Challenge Vacation

On my bucket list is a dream vacation.

My vacation destinations are: England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Israel.

Overall I want to sight-see and take plenty pictures. Some of the pictures will be used to create beautiful watercolor paintings.

In England I want to shop at Harrah’s and eat fish and chips. In France I want to buy French perfume and eat their delicacies. I plan on buying  a Swiss Made watch and chocolates in Switzerland. Riding in a gondola and having a cobbler create me a beautiful pair of shoes are my plans for Italy. I want to visit every place possible and do all I can in Israel.

I would also like to take a cooking class in France or Italy and go on a painting excursion.

I would love to be able to stay a long time in the different countries partaking in all the goodies.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot?