Saturday, March 03, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Europe

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
I didn't have any fabulous photo opportunities this week, so, I'll fall back on my usual: photos from trips to Europe.
In honor of Tucker's 16th birthday this week, here's a photo from 2006 when we visited Munich. The entire trip Tucker was in character, making us laugh.

That's the trip where we met Earl's Italian cousins in northern Italy and traveled on to Venice.
Here's a photo of a gondola so I can tell you the Tucker story.

Tucker really, really wanted a gondola ride. But it cost 98 Euros. I told him he should wait until he came back with a girlfriend or wife to enjoy a gondola ride. He's never let me forget it. I should have paid for the gondola ride. How often do you get to Venice? Now I'll have to save up my money and someday send him to Venice for his honeymoon.

19 comments:

Nise' said...

I hope he gets back there to take that ride!

Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! I live it! There's nothing like parental guilt ... it will haunt you now! You shouldn't have mentioned anything about that honeymoon trip!

Love his funny head in the fish pose! Boys! They're just so ... so ... soo ... like men! My husband would have done the exact same thing given that fish sculpture and a photo op!

Kaye said...

What gorgeous depth perception in the gondola photo. Beautiful shots!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ha-ha...love that story! Kids never, ever forget things we say.

And yes, you'll be paying for the honeymoon to Venice! lol

Great shots.

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Lisa said...

That's a good plan, the Venice honeymoon. I agree -- do things when you can! Why pass up the chance?

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Those are lovely! I like that fish! It would be great to see all the pictures of people who've popped their heads in its mouth over the years in some kind of time lapse movie.

aguja said...

It will be something really special for him to look forward to - with anticipation.

Alyce said...

It looks like he made the trip a lot of fun there with his antics! I hope he gets to go back someday. :)

Christine Rains said...

Ha! The first shot is so fun. And the gondola one is lovely.

Leslie said...

I like the head in the fish shot the best. That's something I would do!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I really enjoyed these. I need a European vacation one of these days.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Great photos. Helps me add new places to my ever growing list of places I want to go some day :-)
Venice sounds great for a honeymoon ;-)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Happy Birthday to Tucker! I would love to visit Venice someday.

Grace said...

Such a good trip. And look! I did one too! http://lifeallons-y.blogspot.com/

gautami tripathy said...

Well, start saving that money!

LOL!


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Linda said...

I wouldn't feel guilty. That's a really high price. He will be able to afford it himself one day.

bermudaonion said...

I love the photos and the story! It does sound like you need to start saving your money. lol

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Love the picture of the gondola! It will mean so much more to him when he rides with a significant other since he has been waiting so many years. It will be a great story!

Cipriano said...

Tucker, the intrepid tyke. He obviously has no qualms about.... fishbreath!
Great pics!

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