Thursday, September 24, 2015

Planning Ahead

Five of us met at Christiane's last evening to coordinate final plans for our trip to Venice. We leave next Monday and will spend 4 nights/3 days exploring that fascinating city. Christiane has been before so she has a lot of information; I added my 2 cents worth compliments of Rick Steves...my favorite travel guru. This traveling in a small group will be a new experience for me. I'm usually on my own, but I think seeing the sights with these friends will be fun. And sharing the expenses certainly makes it easier on the budget.
After sorting out who's driving, what time we'll leave, where the apartment is and if there is a hair dryer provided, we got down the 'real' business of the evening...drinking and nibbling on apero treats! Greg brought a bottle of Aperol, and he put together a traditional Venice aperitif, the Aperol Spritz. They say that Americans were introduced to the Spritz at Harry's Bar in Venice. I intend to make a pilgrimage visit there myself..A Spritz and the ghost of Hemingway who had his own table there during the winter of 1949-50...what better reasons to pay homage!
Our Spritz's before adding the champagne!

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