1. fail to care for properly.
1. the state of fact of being uncared for.
Which is exactly what I have been doing to this blog…neglecting it! You know the saying “life just gets in the way” – well, let me just use that as an excuse! We have been so busy these past few months, I have not even thought about sitting down to play catch up with my readers.
Shortly after my last post, Bobby’s Mother, Marsha and his Aunt, Sheila arrived in Italy and stayed with us two and a half weeks! While I am sure they were sad to leave this beautiful Country, I am positive they were grateful to get a break from my non-stop travel itinerary. Aside from the usual day to day hustle and bustle where we live, we managed to venture to Pisa, Florence, Venice, Treiste, Verona, Milan, Nove, and even Slovenia, during their stay. We road a Gondola along the Venetian Canals, shopped for hand painted Ceramics, traveled through caves 377 feet below ground, viewed the infamous Last Supper Painting by Leonardo da Vinci, toured a Renaissance castle that was built within the side of a cave, and walked through a Roman Amphitheater build in AD 30. Not bad for such a short stay, huh? We filled our bellies with Italian pastries, tasted countless wines, sipped on grande cappuccinos, and even managed to get the both of them hooked on Turkish Doner Kebabs. Overall I’d say it was a great trip!
Here are several albums with pictures from their trip:
and a few other randoms- http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/MrsTEAvery/slideshow/Italia%202014
June was less about travel and more about social events close to home. We attended several birthday parties, went on a couple of beach trips, and broke the bank at the Spring Bazaar on base! While more low key, we enjoyed each and every day.
The month of July has been full of weekend adventures. Shortly after Bobby’s Mom and Aunt left, we made the drive down towards Bologna with two of our dear friends (Kory and Bree) for Kory’s Birthday. Bobby and Kory were both given the ultimate Ferrari experience in Maranello Italy; where they each drove a Ferrari F430 and a Formula 1 simulator. We were also able to tour the Ferrari Museum.
Click here for pictures:
We also spent the following weekend with Kory and Bree in Ravenna Italy, where we channeled our inner kid at Mirabilandia Amusement Park. We accelerated from
0 to 100km/h in 2.2 seconds on the infamous iSpeed and braved the Katun, which is the number 1 inverted roller coaster in Europe, traveling at 110 km/h for 1,200 meters with 360* loops.
Our adventures did not stop there…the next weekend we boarded a 15 passenger van with several of our closest friends and headed to Slovenia for a day of White Water Rafting on the Soca River. We trekked along class 3+rapids in Western Slovenia, stopping mid day in Slovenia’s highlands for a hike that ended with us experiencing the cool mist of a scenic waterfall. Bobby and I both agreed it would not be our last time white water rafting, we look forward to future trips!
Bobby’s Go Pro was not working properly when we got to Slovenia so unfortunately we do not have pictures while on the raft, however we have a few of the hike in my Slovenia Album:
This past weekend Bobby and I learned of a hidden gem just a mere 20 minutes from our house. It is called Grotta Del Caglieron. I have never been on such a beautiful hike. You venture in and out of caves, there are runs that suspend over the falls and several waterfalls along the way. At the end of your walk, the area opens up near an old mill that is now a restaurant. We didn’t stop for lunch this particular day, however I have going back on my “to do” list and lunch is a must!
For pictures of the Grotta click here:
Now here we are moving into August and our traveling hasn’t come to an end! In just a few short weeks we will be boarding a plane headed for London!! I am beyond excited to eat my weight in Fish and Chips, along with other traditional English fare. We are also counting down the days until my Mom and Grandma make the 4,544 mile trip here!! We have plans to go to Rome for the first time, among many other exciting places!
2014 may have started off a little rough with Bobby constantly being sent to other Countries for work, but it has quickly turned into a nonstop traveling adventure with no end in sight! We are looking forward to seeing what else the future has in store for us!