This week, we are in a city called Dolo, right next to Venice. Dad is running his first Marathon on Sunday, so we will be watching him finish that.
On Wednesday, for Mom’s birthday, we went into Venice and did all kinds of stuff there. I wasn’t a huge fan of the city, but it was still cool to be able to see. We got there at around eleven, and we walked across a bridge over the canal grandé (grand canal). We walked about a mile (unfortunately, Dad stepped on dog poop) to get to a restaurant, where I thought the food was decent, but not great, other than my pasta, which was good.
After we left the restaurant, we walked along the pier, then exited through an alleyway to where all the really touristy stuff was. We walked into a church. We sat down there for a few minutes, then got up and walked away.
We got gelato, then wandered around for a little while, until we decided to get on the water bus and go down the canal, to San Marco church. There were a lot of people there, so we sat down at a fancy restaurant and got macaroons, a French treat shaped as a circle. The view was amazing.
We walked back the way we came, and got on the gondola. I thought the gondola was kind of boring, and we just went through the alleys, so we didn’t see much. Liam really needed to use the bathroom, and he got really angry, so he just went on the wall somewhere. We walked back over the first bridge we went on, and went back home.