In May I went on an amazing trip with some amazing friends!!! It was an extension of my 40th birthday celebrations. Megan & I both turn 40 this year so we thought we would do a little girls trip to celebrate. Well it went from a long weekend to the winelands to a 13 day trip to London and Italy. And we had to twist the arms of our dear friends Paula and Gayle to go with us:). It was an experience of a lifetime. We laughed from the moment we got on the plane and did not stop.
We invaded London for 3 days...saw lots of sites and drank at lots of pubs. Toured Westminster Abbey, rode the London Eye, checked out Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Regent street, Buckingham Palace,and Soho, attended an Eric Clapton concert at Royal Albert Hall and saw the show Pricilla Queen of the Desert... Whew!
If that wasn't enough we were off to Italy. Italy is beautiful beyond your imagination and pictures you have seen. Rome was our first stop... the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and the most amazing site - We saw the Pope at the Vatican during his Sunday Blessing.
Second stop on our tour was Venice. Absolutely breathtaking! One of my favorite stops of our adventure. Started with a Gondola ride through the canals, a walk to St. Marks Square and Cathedral, A glass blowing demonstration in Murano, and lots of cafes.
From Venice we took a detour through Verona to see the famous Juliet balcony.
On to Florence... Lots of shopping here, leather, gold, etc. Also some sites the Duomo, Pontevecchio Bridge. Also took a side trip to a beautiful tuscan village San Gimignano and a trip to Assisi, home of St Francis. Gorgeous!!
Unfortunately our Italy tour has come to an end.... Flew back to London for a full day of shopping and one last pub lunch. Oh I miss the fish and chips!
So you have seen most of our trip- we had lots of laughs and lots of stories to tell but as they say here... what goes on tour stays on tour :)!! Can't wait for our next adventure.