Saturday, April 30, 2011

The action shot!!

Here I am, engrossed in my favorite vacation activity:

So, we'll take the 12:40 boat to Isola Madre, where we will wander around and enjoy the gardens for exactly one hour and twenty-five minutes, then catch the 14:20 boat to Stresa where the kids can play on the playground for fifty minutes before we catch the 15:40 boat to Santa Caterina del Sasso...

I'm not sure anyone else in the family enjoys lake boat rides as much as I do, but they did OK:

We sure are riding a lot of boats on this trip...

But we all got to enjoy a lot of gorgeous scenery. Here's Nico at Santa Caterina del Sasso (a three-building hermitage built into the side of a cliff):

just hanging out

and on Isola Madre:

Leo is a lot more reluctant to be photographed than Nico (unless he's playing "Angry Birds"), but my husband got one picture of both boys touring the botanical gardens:

Our imaginary universe is even more fun than all these gardens our parents keep taking us to!


Holly said...

Great necklace!

C. L. Hanson said...


That's my favorite necklace. I got it in Florence from some ladies there who were making various silver necklaces and selling them. I wish I could remember the name of their shop, but I could probably find it again. It's not far from the Ponte Vecchio, on the less built-up side of the river.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the necklace too. Gorgeous photos!