Monday, July 4, 2011

Second Honeymoon

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on my Frenchy vanity.  I truly appreciate all the sweet notes you left.

I mentioned in an earlier post about our upcoming trip to Venice and now I want to share the details with you.   Most of you know Steve and I were married in Venice  20+ years ago so this trip will be a long overdue second honeymoon.

I am a PLANNER..down to the smallest detail!  My husband calls me his "tour guide" and happily steps away from the planning process.  To give him credit though he picks up languages easily and this comes in very handy in a foreign country.  Unless when we were in France and he asked to buy four postage stamps and we get four Sprites instead!  We had a good laugh over that!

We will spend three days in Venice on our on and then join a cruise ship. Steve and I have been very fortunate to have traveled all over the world and we have always traveled independently. Being on an organized trip will be very different for us but in a lot of ways I am looking forward to someone else handling the luggage, not searching for hotels and restaurants and having time to relax on the ship. I guess this is a sign of getting older and not wanting the hassle that can come with traveling on your own. Sigh!

Here are some of the places we will visit during the ten night cruise.


Split, Croatia







The ship returns to Venice where we will stay another three days .  The Venice Film Festival is being held that week and I hope to get tickets when they go on sale this month. 

When I was a child I remember seeing photos of Jackie Onassis on her yacht docked in the port of Mykonos. Even at a very young age I thought what a beautiful place it was and how one day I would visit there. Now I will be able to check one more thing off my bucket list!

Traveling to Europe is very expensive, especially Venice.  In the next post I will tell you how we are doing this trip on the cheap! 


I am partying this week with:


Honey at 2805 said...

I'm so happy for you with your trip to Venice and the cruise! You destinations are all incredible! Mykonos and Santorini are two of my favorites! Be sure to ride the donkey up the hill to get to Santorini-it's a hoot!

We have always traveled independently too, but the last few years have added a number of cruises. I too am a trip planner. Even on a cruise with all of their shore excursions (which are expensive) we always do our own independent excursions.

As a traveler, I will be anxiously waiting to hear all the details of your plan before the trip, and the details after of course.

Congratulations on the Second Honeymoon! I remember the pictures of the wedding last month. Maybe you should take along your dress! I'm getting excited just thinking about your trip!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Have a wonderful trip! It sounds fabulous.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I envy you, girl. Wow, six days in Venice and a ten day cruise. That surely is a WOW! We have been to Venice twice just for a day. Once with a travel club and once when visiting my son's in laws in Italy. They live about an hour from Venice. We went by train and that was fun. We have been to Athens and Crete, but none of the other beautiful stops you have. Can't wait to hear how it is on the cheap.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful dream trip. It all sounds just wonderful. I can't wait to hear all about it. Hugs, Marty

Lottie said...

Hi! This trip sounds wonderful! Can't wait for the details and the pictures!

The Pennington Point said...

Oh Sherry how wonderful! We have never traveled, so this is unimaginable to me. I can't wait to hear how you did it on the cheap! Lisa~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look like such beautiful places, Sherry! I hope you will have a wonderful trip. I have never traveled outside of the United States so I'm looking forward to your pictures and posts about it.

Tamra said...

Sherry girl, have a wonderful trip! And I look forward to all the great pictures and posts about it.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I can't wait until your net post, Sherry! I did not think it possible to visit Venice on the cheap!

Congrats on your anniversary, and your trip sounds amazing. I can't wait to read posts all about it!

Happy Independence Day!

Judy said...

I can't wait to see your trip photos and hear how to go to Venice "on the cheap"!


BonjourRomance said...

What a great way to celebrate your anniversary. You'll have a wonderful time!
Hope you had a Happy 4th,

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I am very envious of the wonderful trip you're going to have. I visited Athens, Mykonos and Santorini last year and the islands are some of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Every picture I took looks like a postcard. I'll bet you go back again on your own. I have been to Venice a couple of times and it's always like the first. It's such a romantic city. Can you imagine living there? I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trip!

Olive Cooper said...

I wish you a wonderful time. I have spent a long time in Italy but would love to go to Greece and visit Santorini.

Sara said...

what a dream trip!! happy anniversary and I hope that you both have the time of your life!!

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful 2nd honeymoon! What a whirlwind tour you will have!! I hope you can relax a bit though and just enjoy~ xo Diana

Gina said...

Hi Sherry, We are also independent to get into a car and head in whatever direction we have decided upon...that usually means heading south from Paris to Italy. The one exception was a 5 day cruise visiting the Greek Islands and all the way to Ephesus on the Turkish Coast. We loved the experience and I know that you will also.
Looking forward to your next installment...want to know more about your money saving tips. We will be in Central Europe and Italy late September early October. Venice is still my favorite European city. Congratulations and Happy Annivesary.

Poppy said...

Oh I'm so excited for you... sounds like a wonderful trip.... Venice and Santorini.. two of my favorite places to visit. Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful time with plenty of pictures to share.~Poppy

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, how incredibly exciting Sherry!!! I'm thinking you are going to need some giant suitcases for all of the amazing treasures you are going to want to bring home! :-)

Upscale Downhome said...

Your trip sounds amazing--a dream one! I can't wait to hear your ideas for doing it on the cheap.

peggy braswell said...

Grand Images..have a wonderful time + Happy Anniversary

Becca said...

Oh my goodness, I am beYOND envious of your upcoming adventure. The pictures alone are amazing .... You guys are going to have a blast ... congratulations, and I can't wait to see your pics !!

Debbie said...

Hi Sherry,

What a fabulous trip you have planned. I just got back from 10 days in Croatia -- we spent a couple days in Split before going to Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik. I absolutely loved every moment in Croatia and I hope you do too!

Aimee @ The Stylish Nest said...

What gorgeous places you are going to visit! Happy anniversary!

Karena said...

Sherry this is just a dream!! I love the Greek Isles and Italy of course!! I cannot wait to hear more of your trip!!

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Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhhh my...what a magnificent trip you and your dear husband have planned! It sounds divine, dear friend...I'm sooo very happy for you! Beat wishes for the happiest of anniversaries (I'm confident that it will be...wink!)

I remember reading your post about how you and Steve were married in Venice! I was blessed and able to spend my honeymoon in Venice 6 yrs. ago. It truly is a fantastic place...and sooo very romantic! I would love to take a cruise around the Mediterranean like the one that you have planned! Ohhh...what sites to see!!! You are going to have a fabulous time!!! Hmmm...I'm now wondering if ya'll have already taken the trip or if it's in the future yet? Of course, we all want to hear all about it! I'm just tickled pink for you, dear friend!!!

Well dear lady, I just wanted to let you know that I recieved my GORGEOUS pillow in the mail yesterday! It is sooo beautiful...even prettier in person! Thank you again...I have just the "perfect" spot for it!

Happy Anniversary to you and your honey!
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what an amazing time you will both have. And it sounds very romantic too! Happy Anniversary!

Best wishes,

Jo said...

Yippee!..travels always make me smile,thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see how to travel cheap.

lvroftiques said...

I know you'll have a wonderful time Shetrry! I can't wait to hear your tips....I try to stay with family as much as possible...that's my version of "on the cheap" *winks* Vanna

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

How wonderful. What a gorgeous place I would love to go but will have to wait on your pics and descriptions. Have a wonderful time.

Upscale Downhome said...

Thank you for sharing your beach house. The views are spectacular. I am sick to my stomach for you when I read the end of the post about the price but I'm sure you'll sell it quickly. It is a wonderful place and someone will get a real deal!