We drove through four states in four days to visit three national parks: Death Valley, Grand Canyon, and Zion. The drive took us through canyons, snow covered forests, and across dry deserts.
Our first vacation as a family was to Las Vegas for New Years Eve. Despite other travel blogs I read on Las Vegas being a family friendly place, I found it to be quite the opposite. I couldn’t wait to get out of this depressing city.
To close our European babymoon, we spent our day sight-seeing in London before boarding the flight home.
We escaped the hustle and bustle of London with a bus tour with Evan Evans to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford. We saw a lot in one day!
Last Hours in Venice I woke up shortly before 6am to the sound of seagulls outside our window. Matt opened the wooden shutters to reveal a sunny, clear sky day! We had breakfast and tidied up the apartment. I took the garbage and recycling down to the “Trash Boat” in the canal behind our apartment. …
We got a day pass for the ferry to do some island hopping around Venice. We visited Murano, Burano, and Torcello before heading back to Venice for dinner at home. The islands were well worth the trip – and Burano was our favourite!
Our goals for the day were to do grocery shopping at the Rialto Market, try to get rush tickets to La Fenice, visit T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, El Grande Canal, and Campo San Barnaba where a scene from Matt’s favourite Indiana Jones movie was filmed. However, we spent most of the day lost and trying to dodge the crowds, which didn’t quite work out for us…
Our trip took off with a red eye flight to London, an 8 hour layover in Gatwick, then a 2 hour flight to Venice, arriving at our final destination at nightfall. We booked a ‘daylet’ in Gatwick to get some napping in and a shower during our layover.
The Black Beret and the Grey Cap are going on a new adventure – to parenthood! Before the little Baby Bonnet arrives, we are going on a ‘babymoon’ to Venice and London at the end of March.
The final hours of our trip to Scotland were uneventful. Our aim for the day was to visit the filming locations for the TV show Shetland and check out a new restaurant. However, neither turned out quite as planned…