May 18, 2009

Italia



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I arrived home from Italy last night after traveling for 21 hours...more than a little jet-lagged right now, but wanted to show a few pictures of my traveling companions Sue & Teresa, their sister Mary Ellen (holding Coco) and our friend Amee. Mary Ellen is the US Consul General in Florence. We were lucky enough to stay at the US Consulate with her...these photos depict part of the interior, the exterior and the view from the roof top garden. What an exceptional place to stay!

16 comments:

littlebyrd said...

Welcome home! The consulate looks AMAZING! I can't wait to see more of your travels :)

perpetualpillows.com said...

Welcome back, Charmaine! I can't believe your adventure is already over. Hope to see more pictures and read more stories. I think you've had an exceptional experience! Do you now have serious wanderlust?!

Brighid said...

Welcome back, amazing pics, will wait right here for the rest of the photos & stories.

vicki archer said...

Charmaine - how wonderful to stay in such a beautiful place. You must have had a fun time with those girls in that wonderful city. Welcome back, xv.

Victoria said...

Welcome home! Looks like you have had a fabulous trip with memories to last a lifetime. Wonderful!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

uh, wow! Nice digs! ; ) How nice to have a (literally) well-placed friend.

Glad you had a wonderful time, but honestly how could one NOT have a wonderful time in Italy....

picciolo said...

welcome back! It sounds like an amazing trip, what a wonderful place to stay too. I hope your jet lag doesn't last long
: )

Cathe Holden said...

Ahh, there's no place like home! Thanks for taking us on the tour of Italy with you! What an amazing adventure!

willow said...

Oh, WOW! Welcome back! And I can't wait to hear al-l-l-l-l-l-l about it. (get over than jet lag first, though)

Golden West said...

What an epic journey! Can hardly wait to hear all about it!

M.Kate said...

WOWeee...welcome back. Enjoy your quiet time unpacking, recovering, cuddling too hehe!..and then, spill it all out coz we cant wait to read everything about the trip!! miss you lots..hugs.........M

Robynn's Ravings said...

Looking forward to details! Welcome home - beautiful scenery.

A Cuban In London said...

Welcome back! Lovely photos. I can't wait to read about your trip. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh you ARE back! For some reason I had it in my head that you were away until the end of the month. Welcome home! What an amazing experience you've just had!

Jenn said...

Talk about inspiring! Gorgeous photos & breathtaking place to stay. Hope you are feeling revived & refreshed!

XUE said...

Welcome back, Charmaine! Time sure flies quick! Looking forward to seeing more pics here!