Sunday, July 12, 2009

Just a Taste

Here's a few pics from the weekend. More should follow in the next couple of days.

Can I just say I think Italy hates us? Let me explain.

Wherever we go in Italy we always have some sort of trouble. Gas strikes, heavy traffic and this weekend? Train strike. We drove, but in Cinque Terre we overheard some people talking about a train strike. No big deal, we thought it started at midnight. Uh no. It started at 9:00 p.m. By some miracle we caught the last train to La Spezia. I'm so glad we did, because when I heard we might be stuck in the the next to farthest town from where we were staying I almost started to cry. No joke.

First up: The cheesy Pisa picture.



Next up is the non-cheesy picture. I was going for the 50's vintage postcard vibe



This was probably the most Tuscan picture I got. I think the best "typical" Tuscan views were south of Siena and we didn't go that far.



I loved the color of this Vespa



Our first seafood platter of the weekend. It may not look like it, but it was delish!



Monterosso (one of the Cinque Terre towns)




16 comments:

Laura said...

I visited Cinque Terre about 4 years ago, loved it, especially the food!

Shoshanah said...

One of my favorite things about Italy are the fields of sunflowers everywhere. I don't think people realize until they're actually there and see them

Young Mom/Wife said...

Glad you were able to have a nice weekend and avoid all the crazy strikes!
Did that seafood dish have octopus in it? I love your pictures.

Sara said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures. That pisa photo does look very vintage postcard-esq. And I love the sunflowers!

JG said...

Beautiful pictures! And that food looks goooooood!!

Via said...

Gorgeous!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I want a Vespa sooo bad!!! I love your cheesy pisa photo!!! Plus I love your vintage one as well!

SS said...

Beautiful! One of my friends visited Cinque Terre last spring and it has been on my wish list since! Glad you guys are taking advantage of your time in Europe.

Jessica Lynn said...

Oh yeah, definitely going back there. Your pictures just confirmed it. I love the 50s inspired one - great job!

Brittany said...

OMG AMAZING... I dont think I can say anything else but AMAZING!!!

Jessie said...

you take some seriously amazing pictures.

ae said...

love the pics! and it does seem like you are having some pretty bad luck lately...but at least you are having fun!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Love the pics! Happy Birthday!

Jon and Steph said...

LOVE THE PICS! I can't wait! We'll be in Italy in September and it really couldn't come any faster ;) Your pictures make me so excited!

Gleatie said...

More! More! More!

I can't wait to go to Cinque Terre! You must tell me about where you stayed!

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