Today is our last day in Italy. It's a mixed blessing;
I'm ready to go home, but I know we'll come back! This afternoon we did the tango across the square and went to the top of St. Mark's Cathedral. We took a gondola ride, at Paul's request. We were in a group of boats, one carrying an accordion player, a guitar player, and a singer! We were serenaded for an hour as we went down the Grand Canal just before sunset, listening to "Santa Lucia" and "O Sole Mio." (It was a very romantic thing; we smooched a lot.) We
saw a flowery gondola deliver a bridal party to the
church! We finished up with dinner and wine on
the Grand Canal. All in all it's been a long,
but beautiful trip.
fini !