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…

Rolling around Burano’s colorful streets

Mama and I ventured to the Venetian island of Burano, famous for their intricate lace making and brilliantly painted homes. Another wonderful feature of Burano is that is more accessible for a rollator walker. We could walk from the vaporetto (water bus) stop and through the island’s colorful streets without having to go over a…

Finding ourselves in San Marco at sunset

Mama and I took a long, slow walk across Venice today. We started at our apartment in Castello, walked nearly to the Rialto Bridge, then circled back to San Marco, and finally home again. We scrapped our original plans for today, because we had a few enjoyable errands to run around the city. We went…

Pumpkin ravioli with Moscato D’Asti

After yesterday’s birthday adventures through the rain, we were wiped out and glad that we’d set time aside for rest today. With our fridge stocked with leftover spezzatino, we could stay home during the day. But this evening, Mama and I were hungry and couldn’t get out of our heads the thought that Jonny just…

Mama’s birthday in her favorite place

Today we celebrated Mama’s 76th birthday in her favorite place in the world: Venice, Italy! I brought her coffee and pastry from a local bar, which we enjoyed at home. Later we ventured out in the direction of a campo she loves. Along the way, we found ourselves at a shop we’ve long adored, called…