We always wanted to take a gondola ride through the back canals of our neighborhood…but never got it together to do so.
Thanks…and we mean Grazie Mille to our pals Tom, Pat & Anna Kate..we did it! What a lovely and generous gift….
Here's how it went, dear friends...
The gondolas haven't been on the Grand Canal because it's been so windy, so we had a great cruise through the Dorsoduro area, where our apartment is. Really cool!
The gondola had a few moments on the Grand Canal before heading into the side canals, so we had the best of all worlds...
|Despite the nasty winds, we went for it..|
No gondolas on the Grand Canal, but we wanted the side canals anyway..less traffic!
|Our sweet Gondolier, Roberto.|
We had a blanket and a bottle of wine..Perfection!
|Perfect time of the evening..the light so gorgeous...|
|The colors flying in the wind...|
|Some bonus time on the Grand Canal because of a traffic issue! Yeah!!|
A super nice gift from some awesomely nice friends..Thanks, Bassett Clan!! We toasted you all the way!