My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

My Favorite Vacation


My favorite vacation was our trip to Italy last summer. We planned to join our friends on the inaugural cruise of the Carnival Liberty last July but we went 4 days earlier to get used to the time difference. We stayed in Rome before the cruise began. Then we went for the naming ceremony of the ship before the voyage. The itinerary was a 12 day cruise out of Rome to Naples, Croatia, Venice, Sicily, Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno (side trip to Florence and Pisa), and back to Rome. It was a fantastic trip that I had never dreamed of taking until this opportunity came up. My hubby and I don't usually agree on a lot of things (makes our 24 yr. old marriage very interesting) but we do agree that this was our favorite vacation. We would like to go back to Rome again soon because we enjoyed it so much. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was sooooo romantic. It was magical to see all the historical places that I had grown up studying about. One day we at lunch at an outside cafe looking at the Coliseum. To stand in places that Julius Caesar once stood gives me goose bumps! At night the outdoor artists with live musicians along the streets was truly magical. Here is a layout I did for one of the challenges about My Favorite Vacation.

7 comments:

ArtcMom said...

I am sooooo jealous!!! I want to go to Rome so bad! I was an art major and studied art history and some of the places I see in your layout! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!!

heather said...

ooooooooooo I am groaning (not fair, not fair).. this looks SO good to me who's never been anywhere... What a fantastic holiday (more groaning) And the layout is beautiful too! (groaning again) LOVE the post (but just a tad jealous, can you tell?)

Zephanee said...

Love your layout! Seems like such a beautiful vacation...I, too, am jealous. One of these days, maybe we can take a cruise.

glynis said...

What fun! I love the layout--and Italy is on my list of places to go someday, too!

carla said...

Pat, this is goegeous and what a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing!

faery-wings said...

THat sounds so fabulous. I get the smae feeling when I am in a historical place, though I have never been to Rome. My family (both sides) emigrated from Italy so I know that I owuld love to visit where there were born some day.
Great LO too.

Meg said...

Gorgeous!!! My dh was stationed in Italy before we married and he swears he'll take me there some day. I love your pictures, what an amazing vacation!