It’s official! We’re going back to our beloved Venice, Italy! And we leave next week!
Mama and I have been researching and planning for the last few weeks, but essentially we’ve been packing on faith. We didn’t have flights or an apartment secured until this past week, but we are absolutely thrilled that it’s now all set.
It’s a last-minute trip because of our chronic health issues. The last few years were so difficult that we thought we’d never travel again. But now that I’m responding better to my Crohn’s chemo infusions, and now that Mama is walking better with her new blinged-out Rollator Walker, we feel strong enough for an adventure. And our doctor agrees!
Mama and I fully acknowledge there are other lovely places in the world, yet we feel eternally drawn by the siren call of Venice.
We haven’t been back to La Serenissima for five years, but our home in California is an homage to our time there. When the doctors told us Mama’s extremely rare brain cancer was terminal (with only 2-5 years to live), we took a very special trip to Venice. It was a magical experience that breathed new life into each of us, reinvigorating our souls, helping us to reach the 7-year milestone, beating the odds.
After celebrating with loved ones in our garden this summer, we longed to mark the occasion in the city that inspires us. We’ll also be celebrating 1,000 days in a row of #OneGoodThing in Venice, plus Mama’s birthday! We are very excited for days of writing, painting, eating, and visiting with local friends. Mama will also be relaunching her blog: Giudittalia, where you can expect to see her delightful and whimsical watercolor paintings and join in her fun encounters!
Today’s #OneGoodThing is nearly finishing packing for our next big adventure! What’s your favorite memory in Venice? All recommendations welcome! Frequent travelers, if you’ve got a tip/gadget/product recommendation that makes travel easier or more comfortable, please share! Lastly, can anyone please tell me if Vodafone is our only/best option to get a cheap Italian cell phone with an Italian number?
1 year ago today: Refreshing horchata
2 years ago today: Emerald Beauts at last
What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!