Sunday, March 17, 2013

Globe Trotting...For Real

My posts have been infrequent lately because Miss Main Street and I were away on a 12-day trip to Rome and Tuscany.  Nothing quilty in this post, but here are a few pictures from our trip.

 
the Colosseum at night
 
 

 
Roman Forum
 
                                                
 
St Peter's Basilica from a distance


 
the Spanish Steps
 

 
Duomo in Florence
 
 
 
Florence from Piazza Michelangelo
 
 
 
the Ponte Vecchio
 

 
pastry shop window in Sienna
 

 
Tuscan countryside
 

 
San Gimignano


We had a fabulous time though it rained quite a bit.  During our time at the Vatican, they were getting ready for the Conclave so we could not see the Sistine Chapel but there is so much else to see.  So many fabulous restaurants, so much delicious gelato, so much wonderful shopping (especially in Florence)!

I hesitated to say anything here in advance of our trip, thinking it best not to tell the internet world at large that our house would be empty except for the absent minded professor (Mr. Main Street does not get on a plane if he can possibly avoid it) and two friendly corgis. 

Unpacked and laundry done!  Back to quilting as soon as I adjust to the time change. 



                                                                   

3 comments:

Thelma said...

Wow, what a trip, a trip of a lifetime really. Wonderful memories to share with your daughter forever. Welcome Home!

Kathie said...

welcome back ! what an amazing trip. I bet you saw lots of quilt designs in floors and just the architecture on the buildings always makes me thing of quilt lines or hand quilting designs :)
Special memories for you and your DD I am sure
kathie

It's just me, Alice said...

Looks and sounds like the trip of a lifetime! I can only imagine how many pictures you took! The ones you posted are wonderful!