Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Adventures with Momo: Venice

Written by Opus
We had a nice day with our friend and guest Momo. We slept in this morning as we were very tired after our late night "drive". Once we arrived in Italy we all crashed out, waking just in time for a bowl of cafe latte before settling down for our afternoon nap.

Once we were caught up on our sleep, we decided it was time to head off in search of fun; it isn't every day that your friend from Australia comes for a visit! We asked Momo where she would like go and there was only one place that she had mind, the most romantic, beautiful city in all of the world. VENICE!

We piled into the flying van and in no time we were arriving in La Serenissima. Since we had just been in Venice during carnival, we decide to skip the tourist sites and instead hang out in San Marco's Square while sipping warm milk and watching the crowds. It was a beautiful, warm day and we enjoyed the sounds of the orchestra as the Italian sun slowly sank into the rose colored waters of the lagoon.

As many of you know, San Marco's Square has a bit of pigeon problem which is made worse by the tourists who insist on feeding the obnoxious birds. The flocks of pigeons turned out to be too much for Roscoe and Momo to resist. They spent a little time chasing the birds around the square until they came to realize that they were outnumbered by stubborn birds that had no plans on leaving.


With twilight approaching, we decided it was time to be heading back home, but Momo had a little surprise for us.

(photo by Sassy)

She took us on a gondola ride through the dark waters of Venice's canal. It wasn't long before the moon was smiling down upon us from a velvet canvas, sprinkled with twinkling diamonds.

(photo by Sassy)

When our ride was complete, we headed back home in the magic, flying van....

12 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

That sounds like a very exciting day you all had. I'm glad MoMo is enjoying herself while her mummy is busy.

Purrs, Sukie X

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you all had a nice long sleep and then a pleasant time in Venice. That looks like it was a lot of fun. Good thing Momo had a little practice with a gondola when she was there for the carnival.

MoMo said...

I really enjoyed the latte, as opposed to the dishwater-like stuff that is served in the canteen of SS's university. Still haven't lost my gondolier touch! Venice is beautiful! Thanks for the trip. Don't know what we would do without the van.

Angus Mhor said...

What a beautiful day you spent in the Jewel of the Adriatic! I hope to teleport over with Miss Delilah someday soon!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You had me at the pigeons!

Alasandra said...

Sounds like y'all are having fun!

I caught a huge RAT last night. I wanted to go hunting again tonight, but the humans foiled my plans. ~Socks

Karen Jo said...

Your day in Venice sounds delightful. Those pigeons are something else. They like to bathe in the fountain, too.

The Cat Realm said...

Oh what a wonderful day in Venice!!!!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We can't stop looking at all those Birdies!

Sassy Kat said...

That sure looked like fun in St Marks Square. How did you ever keep yourselves from chasing the pigeons?

Eric and Flynn said...

What a great place. All those fev-vers!!

Asta said...

Ohhh..That is sooo womantic..I wish I was thewe
smoochie kisses
Asta