Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Notes on a train

The Italian countryside flies by as our train smoothly moves from Venice to Florence. A while back we passed through Padua of Taming Of The Shrew fame and before we get to Florence we’ll see Verona. Or at least I hope we’ll see Verona, at least a little bit more than what we saw of Padua. All I saw there was a distant hint of towers and the dome of some kind of big church.

We just spent three days in Venice, a city where cars are replaced by boats on narrow canals, but since the place really is walking distance no matter where you are going, we spent most of our time wearing out our shoes. This is our yearly “big” vacation and we’ll spend most of our time on our feet when not on trains or planes or in the rare automobile. In two weeks we’ll visit Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples. All romantic destinations with just my husband and myself. A fine recipe for some cozy times together. I won’t get a lot of writing done but then again sometimes you need to recharge the batteries on your own relationship rather than write about the ones in your head.
On the other hand, I will have several hours of train travel to write… if I can tear my eyes from the lovely green fields rushing past. In the meantime I can tell you I got a great 4.5 star review/Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews for Bad Dog and the Babe.

Wait a minute… is that a CASTLE on the top of that hill?

Sorry to make this short, but I have to go now.

Ciao!
Janet Miller/Cricket Starr

5 comments:

Lee Lopez said...

Italy is a amazing place. There are more of those towers then castles, but the villas are beautiful. I love Umbria when we were there, with it's hills where villages are tucked away behind anceint walls. No cars allowed. When we were there hubby and I lost 10lbs each from all the walking, our favorite past time. I loved the narrow little streets with hidden shops in Venice.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Congrats on the great review. I'd ditch the computer and enjoy that gorgeous scenery, especially if you can spot a castle every now and then. Have fun!

Joanne said...

First, sincere congratulations on the fabulous review.
We are hoping to visit Italy on a home exchange, and I believe the home is in Florence. (We are in SC)
Hope you enjoy Italy!

Jill James said...

Janet, I don't think I could write on a train through Italy. I would be storing up the views, the smells, the sounds for a story someday. I would be taking a bazillion pictures. And enjoying some quality nookie with my hubby.

Ciao! Enjoy!

Jill James said...

Janet, I don't think I could write on a train through Italy. I would be storing up the views, the smells, the sounds for a story someday. I would be taking a bazillion pictures. And enjoying some quality nookie with my hubby.

Ciao! Enjoy!