Safely home

After a very long travel day, Thursday’s #OneGoodThing was arriving home safely with Mama, and Paisley, and all of our luggage! Arrivederci Venezia! Day 284 of 365. And Day 1,015 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Making it another day 2 years ago today: My literary hero’s new memoir What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Traveling help

Wednesday was a long day for us. Mama and Paisley and I woke up in Venice, Italy, and flew to Chicago and then San Francisco. We couldn’t have done it without the help of at least a dozen people along the way. Many thanks to our dear friend Anna, who met us at our apartment…

Packed and ready for home

Oftentimes at the end of a trip, there’s a feeling of wishing it could continue indefinitely. Such is not the case for us this time. Mama and I are ready and eager to return home to California. We had a wonderful time with our Italian friends and making new friends along the way. We enjoyed absolutely…

Following Feed Phil’s footsteps and more

Mama and I started off the day with lunch of cicchetti, or small bites, from a wonderful and tiny place called All’Arco, which we learned about from watching Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The food was incredibly innovative and fresh, and we enjoyed getting to meet Mateo, who was introduced in the show. Then as Mama…

A sweet evening in Venice

Mama and I joined several of our Italian friends for a Spritz in a garden cafe/bar tonight, and we had a wonderful time! We adore spending time with them and it was the perfect way to end a stressful weekend. After I dropped Mama and Paisley back at our apartment, I popped back out to…

A rainy rest day with some laughs

Having walked our feet off all over Venice, plus the islands of Burano and Murano in the last few days, Mama and I didn’t mind that it poured rain all day today. We knew we’d need a day of rest; I even went to the grocery store yesterday in preparation. Mama spent the day working on another…

Tiny glass sculpture of Paisley

After a full day seeing Burano’s colorful homes and lace making yesterday, Mama and I decided that visiting the neighboring Venetian island of Murano, famous for glass blowing, would be better left until today. We made our way to a shop called Fiore Fiore that we’d visited six years ago, where they sculpted a glass…