Sunday, August 05, 2007

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?

Keeping busy watching grandchildren, planning surprise parties at church and planning a wonderful vacation take up most of the time these days.

I glance back to my blog sadly to see there is only one remark to my inspired writing and stroke of a miracle.

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?

We now have two reservations in Italy. We are returning to Florence to the place we have stayed in the past. I am determined to go to the street fair where I found the greatest primitive oils from an artist who used masonite, cardboard and wood in which to paint these scenes of Tuscany for my remembrance. They are now formally framed with custom frames and gracing the walls in my hallway. I will take pictures of my paintings and retrace my steps to the Saturday outdoor market and see if I can locate the painter, possibly purchase another painting and find out about this person!
Venice is a bit harder to get into this time. It seems that the Venice Film Festival is going on when we are there. I haven't given up hope though.
I am waiting yet one more day to book a place there because we have yet to secure our plane tickets!!! Yikes!!! let's get this party started!!

We want to go to Croatia also, and this is like totally blind planning for me.
I want to just go and ,make plans as we mosey along, but then the planner part of me needs to know that we have a place on the ferry and a date and time.

Croatia is a beautiful place, yet I haven't seen or heard much about it.
Does anyone out there know anyone who has been there? Have any of you traveled there?

I will keep you posted on our further adventures as time progresses.

Ciao!

12 comments:

Erika said...

I think Croatia will be great and something new...never been there though and don't know anyone who has. Sorry....

Pamela said...

The pictures that I've seen of Croatia are beautiful!! That's about all I know though.

Vista Gal said...

Thanks for the input! I knew that I could count on my girls!!
We booked our flight.
Pamela, thanks for the sweet card and sticker book.

Pamela said...

I love you both!

Tisra said...

How exciting to have so much on the horizon! Sounds lovely. An old neighbor friend of mine here in Nashville is Croatian. They travel there every few years. If you needed some input, I could contact her. What sorts of questions would you want answered?

Tisra

Vista Gal said...

What's the weather like in early October. Do the ferry's run from Italy regularly in Oct , or do they close down because it is approaching winter. I have checked the schedules and it seems that most of them stop.
What are the top 5 places that are must see there?

Tisra said...

I'll try to get in touch with her this week. She's been in Nashville for about 10 years, though, so I don't know as she'll have the current ferry info. Must-see attractions etc. might be all she has to offer. We'll see. :-)

Tisra said...

Okay- I sent her an e-mail, but there was an auto-response that said she is gone until 8/29. It think they may actually be in Croatia as they travel there every other year. I'll let you know what I find out...but it may be awhile. have you checked out the Virtual Tourist website? All sorts of real person info there!

wha...? said...

I'm here! Did you get the Croatia email?

Erika said...

geez! nine comments. you are popular.

GWoodson said...

make it ten! Hi Missy :)

Vista Gal said...

Yes I did get the info. Thanks everyone for supporting Grammie.
Tisra, I can wait, we are leaving mid Sept.