Thursday, June 16, 2005

God Bless the USA!

Back from Italy

My Italian sojourn was amazing and memorable but I am very glad to be back in the United States of America for many reasons.

The picture above was taken in Vicenza. It was the first place  that I visited in Italy. It is where Camp Ederle is located. Camp Ederle is a US Army Airborne base in Italy.

I arrived at Marco Polo airport in Venice after 18 hours of travel. I was so exhausted that I fell asleep for four hours enroute Italy. I am usually not capable of sleeping while traveling but I guess I am getting old and I need my naps. LOL.

I spent 11 glorious and excitement filled days in Italy. I do not know how the tour industry can advertise those "European tours for 7 days" deal. Venice alone will take about a week to explore!

Traveling to a foreign country is a surefire way of making one appreciative of their own country. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been given to visit foreign lands but I am always ecstatic to be back in the USA. Travels abroad taught me the true meaning of the phrase, "There's no place like home."      

18 comments:

jcole16757 said...

Nice to hear you arrived home safe and sound.  Italy is gorgeous and you're right, it's hard to get all you want to see in a weeks time.  

sieblonde said...

OMG, I want to see pictures!    Italy is one of the few places I'd love to visit.  Glad to hear you're back safe and sound.  ~Sie

mom23nca said...

Welcome Home!  I can't wait to hear more about your trip.

deabvt said...

Woo Hoo!!!   More Pics!!!
V

chatzeekay said...

wow love the pic its like a apinting,

samnsmile5 said...

Wow...what a fantastic trip you must have had.  Great pic!  You need another vacation just to recuperate??  :)
Michele
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ryanagi said...

You can say that again! We like to travel...but there is no place like home.

jtuwliens said...

Welcome back!  Beautiful picture; Vicenza is such a lively city.  Would love to hear more of your trip.
Best,
Judith
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astaryth said...

Welcome Back!! Looking forward to hearing (and seeing <g>) about your trip.
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fasttrack58 said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to more pics...
What a wonderful place to visit!
Linda

jouell3935 said...

YEAAAAAAAAA Your back!!! Missed you! Glad your trip was nice...and yes there is no place like home!!!!!!

tschamberland said...

Looks so full of history!  Glad you are happy to be home!  

Tammy

bigred3392 said...

Gorgeous picture! So glad you had a good time, but glad to have you back!
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aiibrat said...

Am glad you are back!!! -=)

judithstwin said...

Welcome back, you were missed!  - Julie -

my78novata said...

Ibet you were glad to get back home. But thanks for sharing your trip withus and making us feel part of it all. Seeing it thru  your eyes is so much better than some unkown person in a magazine. So much more personal

oceanmrc said...

I LOVE Italy!

alphawoman1 said...

Beautiful shot! I have traveled outside the US only once, but also was happy to come home.