Saturday, August 1, 2009

TRAVEL NOTES

Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson said, "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

And for the last few weeks, moving is what I've done.

I took planes, trains, taxis, funiculars, buses and boats.

I spent time exploring Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Wandered around Naples for a few days.
Visited family in London.
Spent an unexpected night in Paris thanks to a missed connection.
And topped off the trip with 24 hours in Brussels.
I returned home with over 1600 photos, a hand-painted fish platter, a bottle of hand-pressed olive oil, sinful choclates and memories to share.

15 comments:

Sheri Howard said...

I bought your book on line at Barnes and Noble, which shipped 2 weeks ago because they had it at the wearhouse...I am so glad I didn't have to wait....I LOVE IT! Sounds like your European trip was wonderful.

all about home said...

lovely souvineer list!the real quetion was how close to home did you get before you ran out of chocolate?:)

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great trip. You have visited so many wonderful places.
Mmmmm... the sinful chocolates sound so, so good!!LOL
Alison

NeereAnDear said...

Oh my I can not wait! to see the photos.... espcially of Italy....

Your travels must have been filled with a lifetime of fabulous memories....

I am excited about experiencing this trip with you....

WECOME BACK!! You have been missed...

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Marla said...

Barbara your trip sounds like it was wonderful. I am so jealous, I want to visit all those places. I just received your book from Amazon, opened it last night and Oh my I want to savor it. I started reading and wouldn't indulge myself by looking at all the pictures, I want to save them so I read the first 3 pages. If I hadn't had to wake up early and go to work I would have kept reading all night. It is a wonderful book. Congrats on your accomplishment. Marla

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It sounds so wonderful! Can't wait to see and hear more about your wonderful vacation! Welcome back.
Penny

Dianne @ Poof Happy Home said...

Glad you are home safe with tons of pictures and memories to share with US...Your trip sounds full of adventures and love the pictures you shared today.

My book was on the porch waiting for me when I returned from Atlanta. However, since I came home with a "Broken Knee", I've only had a chance to FLIP THROUGH to see the pictures. AND...They are all SO beautiful. I can't wait to READ IT...!!! Love my Book..!!

Welcome Home,
Dianne

Ruth Welter said...

Wow Barbara, what an awesome European trip you had. Welcome home.

Ruth

Barbara Jacksier said...

We bought a bag a extras for the flight! Weren't we clever?

I'm Julia said...

Those words... Amalfi coast... so lyrical. Looks like a wonderful trip :-)

Blog Author(s) said...

Glad you are back. My nephew and I just found your note to us on The Bronze Kitty. Thank you. We are still learning and I don't know how you found us. I have been to the places in your post today & it was over in a flash. I love your blog.

Marysol said...

Wow! What lovely sights. And welcome back.
I love that you brought back all the 'essentials.' The same goods I would bring home, if I were fortunate enough to visit.
DM travels to Europe every couple of years, and one of these days I'm gonna tag along, whether she likes it or not.

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Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !! That sounds like a heavenly trip to me ~ I just adore visiting Europe because I love the history there ~
Thank you for the pretty pictures ~
xoxo,
Lori

Jeannie said...

i so enjoy your blog! i wish i could get your book. someday i will. we might create a beach cottage of our own, here, to rent to visitors!