Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trading One Beautiful Place For Another


I must be the luckiest girl alive.
We are going to leave our beautiful lake...


To go here!
Beautiful Italy!


Sister Lynn and husband Steve wanted to bring Dad to Italy 
this autumn where Steve has business meetings.
Dad has never had the opportunity to visit Europe.

Guess who was asked to tag along?


Yes, Mr. Flea and me!


I will not be bringing my laptop...
...nor will I be toting my big girl camera.
Just my little point and shoot this time.
No worries...
these photos were all taken with my little pocket Canon
 back in 2009 when we were last in Italy.
I am in love with my Canon Rebel T1...truly I am...
but my trusty itty bitty Canon SD600
 can't be beat for convenience!


 We are traveling lightly and plan to appreciate each moment that we have together enjoying this beautiful country.

Therefore, I will be absent from bloglandia for a while.

Hoping you all stay well while I am gone.

Be back soon with tales of our adventures!

Ciao Bella!

56 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

I know you will have an amazing trip! I look forward to hearing all about it when you return!

Kat :)

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Dear Laura, I just want to wish you a pleasant trip! ITALY.... Lucky you :)

We went to France a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic. So I can imagine that you will have a wonderful time there and that you will enjoy your trip also!
Hugs from Mia

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Sending prayers for a safe and fabulous trip for you and your family
xxoo
Pam

Evi said...

Laura, I wish you the happiest time sharing this wonderful trip with your family.
Have fun!!!!!!!
Talk to you when you are back.
Love you, and send my good wishes to you all!
Hugs, Evi

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Oooh, best. trip. ever! You are going to have a spectacular time, and I'm sure your photos will be gorgeous! Have fun!

Loui♥ said...

Laura!!
yes you are one lucky girl!!
to be able to take your father on such a wonderful trip is just super!! I know you will have the adventures of a lifetime sharing the wonders of Italy at this time of year..with your family!!
smart move on traveling light!
Enjoy..
we'll be waiting for your return!!
ahh.. the stories and photos you will be sharing!!
hugs.. Loui♥

Blondie's Journal said...

Have a wonderful time, Laura, and be safe! Can't wait to hear all about it!

XO,
Jane

Cheryl said...

Oh, you are so lucky. Have a safe and wonderful trip. Will be waiting to see the great pics you take.
Cheryl

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Indeed, you are one of the luckiest girls alive, Laura! Italy is one place I've wanted to travel to and, as of yet, have not. I'm sure you'll enjoy it enough for all of us though! ;)

Be safe and cherish every moment of this time with your loved ones.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a great trip - Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Takes lots of pictures.

erin said...

oh laura! i am so happy (and jealous) for you!! and what a great idea to travel lightly...this way you can truely live in the moment! have a wonderful trip, my dear!
erin
xxoo

MoonBeam said...

Be well. Can't wait to see what you have to show us!

Bobbi

LizlovesVintage said...

Have a wonderful trip! Enjoy every moment.
Ciao!!
xxx Liz

Andy's Attic said...

Dear Laura, how wonderful for you have this trip to take with your family. I wish you safe and happy travel and look forward to your return with your pictures and stories. Have fun, fun, fun!!!
Annette

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Have a fantastic time Laura... I know you will.. these shots are just fabulous!! love the one with the statue in front of the tower of Pisa..

buona vacanza e ci vediamo doppo .. ciao xxx Julie

Tracey said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky!! My husband and I hope to make it there next Fall! Have a wonderful time!

Your opening picture is incredible!!!

xo

:) T

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Laura, how WONDERFUL!!! And don't you worry at all, that lil' point and shoot will be just perfect! The photos will be gorgeous I'm sure...I hope you have an amazing time girl, enjoy each and every moment ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Enjoy La Dolce Vita Laura & and see you then!!W. the Antiques Lovers

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
Wishing you the most wonderful trip to my favourite country....Italy. I can't wait to see which part you are going to.
Even though I have a posh camera with all of the whistles and bells, I always take my point and shoot camera out with me, especially on holiday, and we can never believe the wonderful photographs that we get from it. Half of the time, I don't even look to see what setting it's on and it still takes great photos. When I am on holiday, the last thing I want to do is drag a massive camera around with me, especially in the hot weather !!
Have a wonderful time, all of you and I look forward to photos and stories of your trip.
Safe journey. XXXX

Lost in Provence said...

How fantastic! Travel safely please and enjoy this very special trip with your Dad. I am so excited for all of you!

And don't forget to eat some gelato for all of us! :)

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful blessing, Laura!
That is my dream trip, I hope you have a fabulous time.

Love,
Anne

The Paper Mulberry said...

Have the most wonderful trip! Oh the thought of all the divine Italian cooking, enjoy every single moment! Warmest of wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

Jennifer said...

Have a wonderful time! What a perfect time of year to go.

joanne said...

beautiful italy....enjoy the trip with your dad...and family.

Prior said...

oh, have a blessed time with your family, Enjoy!
Lezlee

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michele said...

what a special trip. enjoy yourself!!!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy. Italy is SO beautiful.

Jackie said...

Have a blast!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Laura...how exciting!
Have a wonderful time and I am looking forward to you sharing your adventures!
Take care,
Sandi

Vintage Gal said...

have a WONDERFUL time ~ ciao ;-)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Have a wonderful time! :)

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

buon viaggio

Patty's Stitches said...

Enjoy and soak it all in. So many beautiful places to visit in Italy. We went there years ago and it just sort of leaves you breathless. Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see your photos!

Carole said...

Have fun sweets! Your compact camera is the way to go and takes great pics.

hugs,
Carole

Heaven's Walk said...

I am so darned excited for you, Laura! You're going to have such a memorable time! I can hardly wait to see the photos you'll bring back for us all! :) Prayers for safe travels!

xoxo laurie

Beach House Living said...

How exciting! Looking forward to photos. Have a wonderful, safe trip.

judi said...

oh how wonderful! have a great time with many memories to cherish. lucky girl you!
look forward to the posts about your trip.

judi

Jann Olson said...

JEALOUS! How wonderful you lucky girl you. Have a fantastic time. Take lots of pictures, and eat pizza and gelato!

janice15 said...

Wishing you a wonderful time. I always wanted to go there but I can't..so make sure you take lots of pictures...I will want to see...God bless...Janice

June said...

Have the time of your life Laura. Enjoy every minute!!!! I know you will.

time worn interiors said...

Have a great time!
tot

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh my goodness...have a lovely time...I know you will...those Canon P&S cameras cannot be beat; they are wonderful! God speed and be safe.

retriever said...

i love much italy nice country

red ticking said...

dear laura... have a wonderful time.... xoxo

Jen Kershner said...

Lucky you! I hope you have an amazing experience.

SincerelySublime said...

Hey, Laura! Have a great time!!!!!
xo amy

bedroom chandeliers said...

can't wait to see your thoughts about italy. hope you have a wonderful stay!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Lucky You!!!!! That's about the best excuse to take a blog break I ever heard........ Have a fabulous time! Maryanne xo

BELLE BLANC said...

Italy is a beautiful country for sure, but I would love to spend some time at your beautiful Lake... Look at these gorgeours foggy clouds "smoke on the water" :)
Love, Mira

manon 21 said...

On va se croiser dans l'air,je pars à New york...
Tu vas te régaler en Italie .

Amitiés

Manon

Blue Muse said...

It sounds like pure heaven - both your destination and how you are going to travel. Very wise.
xo isa

Ange said...

Ciao Bella and hope you're having a wonderful trip!!
Looking forward to catching up on your adventures when you return.
xxx

Laura - DecoranticArt said...

I'm really glad so many people love my country :-)

Hope you have a wonderful trip, Laura!

Buon divertimento e buon viaggio cara!!

Baci

Laura - Italy

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Have a wonderful time! Cant to hear about it

Tattered Style said...

It's wonderful ~ you will love it! :)