Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I found a few souvenirs that spoke to me for certain people. I won't say who since I still haven't sent them out. Soon, however.
We walked towards San Marcos Square and walked across numerous bridges. I wanted to release some of Brian's ashes in Venice and so I told Agnese that would be an intention of mine. I had not released any in Geneva or Paris. Paris was gloomy and Geneva was rushed. Venice seemed ideal. All of the water/bridges inspired me to find the perfect spot.
Mid day, I did. The bridge was unoccupied and there were a few cafes along the road. It was ideal.
That night, we had dinner with her family to look forward to after a train ride back to Codroipo. We arrived at the station minutes before a train would leave. An hour and a half later we arrived. We met up with Debora and her brother for a few glasses of wine. I wanted to find a way to thank her parents for their hospitality. Thankfully, there was a wine shop open that I could do just that. I realize that I should have done more. Her family invited me into their home, treated me like family and spoiled me with their culture. I had a lovely, lovely time in Italy. Two bottles of wine was not enough. I will find a way to say thank you to them in a more heart felt manner.
We had the final dinner--fish, bruschetta, dessert. Lots of conversation in italian/spanish and then we said our goodbyes. My flight to Munich left Venice early and it would take at least an hour to drive there. I started to feel sad that I had to leave. I wasn't ready. I regretted not taking more time off to explore Europe.
Instead of going to bed, we met her brother at a local bar. Monta negro for Debora and Agnese while I drank a few beers. Then, it was time to go and I was sad. I said goodbye to her brother and hoped that I would wake up on my own the following morning.
I did. Showered, packed up the remainder of my things and headed out to Venice. They walked me into the airport and shared a final coffee with me.
The trip was successful. Mostly, because of my company. I need to thank the Goddess for introducing me to Agnese. Otherwise, I realize, my trip to Europe would have been completely different.