Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Fabulous Trip

How lucky we were to be able to go on such a wonderful vacation this past June. My in-laws took us on a international cruise starting in Venice Italy. There are so many favorite moments from the trip, my all time favorite was just watching my boys have such a fantastic time everyday. My two older boys I think had more fun then any of us on the cruise, staying up late, unlimited ice cream (Williams fav) and soda, rock climbing, Guitar Hero, etc.... The boys made a lot of new friends. Ironically, several of the kids they met were from Arizona. This first set of images are from Venice. We stayed at the Rialto Hotel on the Grand Canal.

The Rialto Bridge in Venice at night. It was so beautiful.


Venice is known for the Venetian mask. There were shops everywhere we went. We had fun trying different mask 0n.

This next image is Doge's Palace Courtyard. The Palace is the residence of the Doge of Venice.

The first stop we made was in Split Croatia.

St. Domnius bell tower is located at Diocletian's Palace. William and I started to walk to the top with Miguel and Morgan, then I changed my mind. Sweet William changed his mind so mommy didn't have to walk back down alone. Miguel and Morgan went to the top. The picture above Miguel took from the top.

This is one of my favorite buildings that I saw on the entire trip. It is so old (about 295 AD), the building just looks wore out...

Next stop Corfu, Greece. We spent the day on the beach where Miguel and Morgan did some parasailing and tubing with some friends they met on the ship.
Now we are in Athens, Greece. I was SURPRISED at how crowded it was. Crazy crowded. We hiked up to the Acropolis and checked out the Parthenon.
The entire family will agree that Mykonos, Greece was one of our favorite stops and days... Such a cute little town with good shopping and food. Actually the best meal we had on the trip was here at a little restaurant on the water...
There were a couple nights on the cruise where it was formal attire. I think the boys enjoyed getting dressed up in their suites. Such handsome lil men...
Miguel rock climbing. Didn't have my camera when Morgan was climbing.

Last stop of the trip is katakolon, Greece. This is where Olympia is located, where the original Olympic games started in 776 BC and continued until they were prohibited in 394AD.
Back to Venice where the cruise ends.:-( So sad to leave. We pulled in to port as the sun was rising. Just breathtaking.
Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures. I had so many to choose from it was hard to narrow it down for my blog. Needles to say a fantastic experience that we will all remember for a life time.