My sister said, would you like a free trip to Italy?
I said yes.
Then she made the same offer to my brother, Chris.
He said yes too, so Claudia took us to Italy for twelve days.
We stayed in Vicenza, which is near Venice. We saw snowy mountains, men skulling gondolas around canals, we ate gelato and more pasta than you can shake a stick at (why would you shake a stick at pasta?).
Claudia and I practiced our very bad Italian. My brother only speaks English and German. Fortunately many Italians speak English and German too. Not to mention Italian.
This photo is one of my favorites from the trip. The stone lions are guarding a fountain in Bergamo. I think the dog is pretending to be a lion too.
If your sister ever says, would you like a free trip to Italy? say yes.