Trying on some dresses the following week
The wedding is planned for August 15th (probably, but not final) They will be married in Mesa Arizona, in August. Bring your own fan!
The next morning, we drove up to the Cinque Terra - Five Cities along the coastline all linked together by a paved walking path. It was very beautiful, We did not hike to all the cities, only the first two. This one was very scenic, and we stopped here for ice cream before taking the train back to our starting point. Jason acutally ran into a collegue from work near this site. What a small world! That afternoon we drove over to Vincenza, and spent the night on the army base near Venice.
The next morning we parked on the outskirts of Venice and walked to the main tourist sites. It was nearly as busy that day as it was when Elaine and I went to Carnival a few months earlier. The water was very high, and must have been higher the day before, because there were still lots of elevated walk platforms around, and part of St Marcos Square was still ankle deep in water. But it turned out to be a lovely day, considering the weather report had called for rain! Another famous photo-op in Venice.
We went out for some night shots - and ran into a full scale depolyment of riot police, protecting the embassies and government buildings from some protestors. TV crews and helicopters were out in force. It was kind of fun and exciting.