In this, the eternal winter, which is finally starting to thaw (I think…I hope!), it is necessary for the soul to think about warmer, sunnier times. So I present to you some highlights of a time that was exceedingly sunny and exceedingly warm…our honeymoon in the Mediterranean, nearly two summers ago. I also realized I have never disclosed the pictures to the public, because they were on my dad’s camera mostly, so here we are!
Tom surprised me with the whole honeymoon. We went on a cruise that took us through the Mediterranean, stopping first in Venezia:
The next day we sailed to Dubrovnik, on the gorgeous Croatian coast:
Next up were three Greek islands, the first of which, Corfu, was the most well-preserved ancient little village:
Argostoli, mostly a beach town:
Last of the Greek islands was the famous Santorini:
Then Naples, where we spent a half day in Pompeii, but were too tired and sweaty to tour Naples at all…
The next day, possibly our very favorite, was none other than Rome. Little did we imagine we’d be there just one year later!!
Our next stop was the port “close” to Florence, meaning two hours away… so we opted for a closer day trip to Pisa, which neither of us had visited.
And our final destination was a day in Barcelona. We had a great tour of the city and then spent a few hours wandering around before taking a quick flight to Madrid overnight, and heading back home the next morning.
Oh and of course, there was a bit of this while onboard the ship:
And plenty of sunshine lying out on the many decks of the ship. It was such a lovely and easy way to travel to several countries at once and see so many beautiful sights, without having to pack and unpack more than once. We highly recommend cruising in that part of the world, though if you could ever do it in the fall or spring, you might have more energy to make it through the day trips without being scorched to death. But that heat sounds really, really great right about now…
PS- I chose the best pictures (in my opinion), but if you want to see them all, you can go to the photo site here.