I’m not a traveler. I’m a home-body. A couch potato. Introvert. Recluse… the list goes on. But my K… oh, my K… he’s a traveler. He loves adventure. He loves the outdoors. He loves seeing new things, meeting new people, experiencing all that the world has to offer. It’s a good thing. But exhausting for a potato like myself.
Well, we haven’t had a proper vacation in a long time. We’ve had little weekend trips, but no real adventure-vacations in a long time… or was it ever? We couldn’t even have a honeymoon due to my work. And then when I quit, K took an iOS bootcamp. When he finished, I started working again. All that to say, no vacay for us as a couple.
We took 2 weeks off and went to Italy. Specifically, we stopped by Rome, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, and Venice. It was lovely (even though I was grumpy 30% of the time and suffered a minor meltdown– likely due to pregnancy hormones). All in all, I think the highlight of the trip was just spending time with my K. Sappy, right? Yes, but really– I like him a lot. He’s wonderful even when I’m crazy. I married well 🙂
About the header image:
This is Florence. Its beautiful there. And that Duomo is really really beautiful. I picked this image to lead this post because 1) Florence was my favorite, and 2) so much of my view this trip was of K holding up that GoPro.
I hated that GoPro for about 3 days. All I wanted was to hold hands with my husband and walk down the streets like any other normal touristing couple. But no. He was filming. WHY? WHY??? Well, because he liked it; and because he wanted to remember it. And every night, he’d upload the clips and begin editing them. It took hours. But he liked it… I think. And looking at the videos now, I’m both impressed and grateful.
See? I married well 🙂
We both have awful memories… so we do what we can to preserve it. I write. He takes photos and videos.
Here are a few highlights from the trip, as recorded by K: