Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Venice Day Two

Today I planned on taking a trip to the island of Murano where they moved the glass blowing industry after they realized it might be a fire hazard. 

We started off the morning with cappuccino and sugary pastries.  Yum!

We hopped on the Vaporetto (from here on "the boat bus") which is really cool way that Venetian can get around since there are no cars or buses.  We knew we had to take the 4.2 bus boat. But first we had to get on the bus boat. There was some drama regarding bossiness, but we bought a full day ticket on the bus boat and set off!


Don't worry Venice!  Climate change aint real!


Venice via "bus boat!"


We walked around the island and enjoyed the hand made glass art.

There were several large pieces 


We also visited a local church and lit a candle for everyone who needs it.

This is where the wheels began to come off.  We were starting to get hungry.  I suggested we stop at the store and get snacks.  Cody wanted to go to the other side of the island.  So we ran to the bus boat station and Cody told me we had to get on because it was an hour until the next bus.  So I rushed to look at the map. We passed the first station.  Check. Second station. Check. Ok. The next station is ours.  Except we didn't stop. The bus boat kept going.  Back to Venice.  Hmmmmmm....

This is Cody's face when he realized we were lost 
We got off the bus boat and were lost for a bit. There were several places to stop and eat.  But we could not agreee.  So we kept walking.  And walking. And walking.  And walking. I finally coerced cody to go a small restaurant.  We should have known that the Power106 music playing in the background could be a bad sign.  But we were hungry!!!!  

And it looked cute enough 

Cody ordered Spaghetti carbonara.  He did not get what he expected.  


He wanted what I got

He was SO grumpy!  He went to the bathroom and came back grumpier because it was "just a pot nasty in the ground!" I went to the bathroom and although the toilet was low I was excited to return to our table and gloat about it not being that big of a deal. All of a sudden my feet slipped out from under me (there was water in the ground!) and I almost fell in the toilet!  I laughed so hard st myself and couldn't wait to tell cody!  I got out of the bathroom and told him.  He did not laugh.  He was super grumpy.  I crowned him the "Least Fun Man Ever!"

He got his act together and reminded me why I despise his camera bag that looks like the d*ck in a box and skit, camera bag version.

Back on the Vaporetto...headed to the cathedral and a few other Venetian spots.




For those of you that are concerned, Cody IS alive:
We wandered around Looking for the "orange drink" we'd seen everyone. We thought we finally found it!  We ordered a "Lovely Orange" and a "Sexy Orange."  But it turned out that despite the probability of this happening, we were at a bar called "Orange."  Thankfully we were sitting next to Americans with the drink we were looking for and we asked them for advice. We finally got a "Spritz" and were remarkably disappointed.  


We headed home.  We needed to do laundry. The washing machine is in Italian.  We had a bet which setting was correct. 

Then we asked The Google.  Cody won


We decided to walk to the restaurant that was recommended by our air bnb host.  It was full.  So we walked.  And walked.  We arrived at another place recommended by our host.  It was a bit fancy for us.  The appetizer was bread and broccoli slush with catfish dust on top (or that's what we heard).  At least we gave them a good laugh when we spread that stuff on our bread!  

We had good pizza!



Cody finished his pizza
He says mine could be an art piece called "Pizza Massacre"

On the way home we  walked crossed over the Rialto Bridge, grabbed some gelato (gelato count: 5) and wandered through the tourist area.  We hopped on the boat bus.  Side note: my feet LOVE the boat bus.  Anyone with neuropathy - try Venetian Vaporetto. Cheaper than narcotics!!!!

We cruised around the canals at night, hopping off for some artsy photos at San Marco Square. 


And today, for those waiting, today's edition of Dogs in Clothes!


And we found the source of dog clothes, while we were "lost,"

I accidentally pressed my home button for too long and this popped up:
We miss you SiriGirl!  See you soon!!!!!

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