Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A few more random pics...

View of the Alps from the plane...


A road winding through the mountains (I really loved the view on the approach into Venice :))...


Some of the colorful houses of Burano, one of the islands near Venice...


Yes, I'm obsessed with pictures of alleyways...


This is obviously self-explanatory... Oh, it isn't? ;) Okay, here's the story -- our 16th anniversary was the day before we left for the cruise, and someone (MOM! :)) told the dining room staff about it. So they brought us a "Happy Anniversary" cake, and then the (Indonesian) waiters proceeded to sing "happy anniversary to you" to the tune of the "happy birthday" song. Only it ended up sounding like, "happy versary to you... happy versary to you..." They never quite got the "anni" part into the song. :) (But hey, that was a lot better than our 7th anniversary, when we happened to be on another cruise and the waiters brought us a cake that said, "Happy 70th Birthday." There was either a misunderstanding in the kitchen, or some 70-year-old in another part of the dining room was eating a cake that said, "Happy 7th Anniversary.")


Dad, cooling off in Croatia... the bag he's holding contains a necktie -- while we were in Croatia, we learned that ties originated there. (So to all the men who hate wearing neckties: you can blame Croatia. :))


One thing we noticed about Greece was that there were a LOT of stray cats and dogs wandering around. Apparently they don't have any sort of humane society or SPCA. This cat was outside the museum we visited in Santorini...


This is for you, Eric -- the coffee commercial picture! (Not as good as YOUR coffee commercials, of course... but we tried... :))


In addition to alleyway pictures, I also happen to be obessed with "sun behind object" pictures... (although Rick may have taken this one... :))


A tree-lined street in Athens...


I love this picture -- Cindy brought one of each of her kids' favorite stuffed animals and photographed them in different locations, so the kids' animals could "travel" with us. Here we are with one of them (I like how Nick just popped up in the back of the picture... :))

6 comments:

Cindy Stokes said...

I also am obsessed with alleyways, but I decided not to post all of them. And I can't believe you posted the picture of Diggety! I can't wait to show Brynn. :)

G said...

Love those pics of the Alps. Simply breathtaking.

Lisa said...

That is seriously one of my favorite pictures from the whole vacation -- it's so fun! :)

G -- thanks! I was sorry we only got to see them from afar (up in the air), but they were beautiful, nonetheless!

mom said...

I LOVE that picture! It makes me smile every time I look at it. I can't decide which of the four of you is the cutest! :-)

Jannie Funster said...

God, you've been married, like, forever! Congrats. We're coming up on 18 ourselves.

THE CAT PHOTO -- I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Looks just like our cat And of course, Ive got serious Greece envy. But I'll try to smile and get over it. And myself.

THE ALLEY SHOT!!! DITTOES on loving that photo. But could two people pass each other in that space? Maybe just 2 cats? :)

Happy versary!

dave said...

coffee commercial...Nice try, but NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!