la spezia

It's been a while since my last post. Life has gotten in the way, as it often does.

I had the best of intentions of keeping this blog up to date while we were traveling. But we were denied wifi for the majority of our trip. This scarce resource that we were so accustomed to at home made work a priority whenever we could get our hands on it. My thoughts about our travels fell to the wayside. And I regret it.

Luckily I kept a journal and I can still post about our trip. But it's not the same.

But this is for you Milosci. I know how important it is for us to document our time. And I know how much we both wish we were flying overseas soon.

Where did I leave off.......

Oh yes, after two days in Cinque Terre we decided to spend our third day in La Spezia. A town that Rick Steves seems to have written off with the phrase "work a day". But the four of us loved it. It was unfailingly honest and simple. It was real and raw. It's a fishing town and doesn't apologize for it.

We spent the morning planning out our next couple of days, which were going to be quick stints in Milan and Venice and we wanted to make sure our trains were in order. It also gave Tim and Jess time to plan out the rest of their European trip. We then wandered out into La Spezia to explore.

We took photos, sauntered to the water front, ate a ton of foccacia and enjoyed a slower day overall in comparison to the jam packed couple days in Cinque Terre. That night I made pesto gnocchi and we sipped on wine and went to bed early. We were scheduled to be up at 4am for our train to Milan the next morning. I had a Last Supper to see. And there was no way I was going to miss it. But more on that in the next post.