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. 



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

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!