We've moved from Baltimore, Maryland USA to Venice, Italy in pursuit of living our dream!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At the end of the world

Another gorgeous weather day brought all the dogs, and their owners, outside for their afternoon meeting here in Sant'Elena. Yes, this is right outside our apartment, and yes, sadly, it does make me miss our dogs. And yes- this really is Venice!

The other day my friend Cat stopped by for some tea and a chat. When she arrived, she said, "Karen, you really are at the end of the world now."

The next morning I sat down to write an email to our old neighbors in Baltimore who will be visiting us soon in Venice. This will be the first time we've seen them since we've moved to Sant'Elena, and I wanted to remind them that they'd have to figure in some extra travel time when they worked out their flights and arrival plans.  We're no longer a 3 minute walk to Piazzale Roma. As Cat reminds me, we are at the end of the world.

Looking out at the dog convention this afternoon, I found myself thinking this sure is
a pretty good spot to be in, even if it is at the end of the world.


Dianne said...

You are lucky to have such a unique spot in Venice. I enjoyed our visit.

karen said...

Thanks, Dianne. I've been thinking about you, hope you are feeling MUCH better!

Louisa said...

That really, really makes me miss Pixie!!
Love to you both
from Bermuda, coming to Venice next month

I will be sure to catch you for that Prosecco!
Louisa x

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Dianne said...

Yes, I am better. The splint is off and I am doing physical therapy (you know what that is like LOL). My head still has a slight bump and there is still some swelling around my eye but the eye is itching and friends tell me that means that it is healing. Hope that's right. All my friends who've seen them enjoyed my Carenevale pictures. I even made up a couple of sets of note cards for my best buds and we had a Carnevale celebration for my birthday when I returned from Venice.

karen said...

Dianne- I'm so happy to hear you are recovering. Your friends don't know how lucky they are to receive note cards with your photos on them! Buon compleanno! Hope you are well on the way to full recovery. A presto!

karen said...

Louisa- send me the dates you will be here. It's been way too long!