Written September 4th, 2012 in Venice, Italy
Five days after our unforgettable wedding in Port Townsend, WA, Matt and I headed out for another adventure: seeing the historic sites of the Mediterranean Roman Empire. We designed a three-week trip that would capture of best of all worlds: independent travel, small off-the-beaten-path towns, epic postcard cities, and topped off with a cruise for easy accessibility to a mirage of counties we would not have time to see on our own time.
We are currently 21 days into our 22 day itinerary, worn out and lying low in Venice. It had been a spectacular trip. Complete with great days, beautiful weather, horrible weather, not-so-great days, amazing food, lame food, exciting adventures and time to relax. We have both had sinus inflections and during the final few days my digestive system got so backed up I had to get a laxative from the ship doctor (it has been a very exciting in a not good way 24 hours). But this is our honeymoon. Matt and I have taken gigabytes of photos, hours of video, made tons of memories and explored a huge array of places. We have had a great time though the good and bad, and I could not have been luckier than to have this awesome guy as my husband and travel buddy.
So that is the summary. Now you get the details. Thanks to being laid up in the hotel in Venice, and a LONG flight home tomorrow, I am going to try to start from the beginning and write the detailed version. Warning you now: it will be long. Everyday on this trip has been an adventure, and totally unique. Luckily we have been keeping notes as to what we have done, where we went, what we bought and our favorite memories from the day. That will be a big help as I try to remember everything we crammed into the past three weeks!