We’re home!

Well, we actually got home last Saturday, the 20th.  But it’s been so difficult getting back into the swing of things, wow.  Good news, though.  I still have a best friend:

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Just love that kid!

I don’t even know where to start with our vacation.  We took something like 3,000 pictures.  I guess I should tell you where we went, huh?!  Okay.  We flew into Lisbon and took a (4-hour) bus ride to Salema.  It was more beautiful than I could ever imagine.

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After Salema, we went to Barcelona for two nights.  And I wore shorts out in public for the first time in YEARS!

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I know, I live on the edge.

After Barcelona, we went to Paris!

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And yes, we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower (that picture was taken from the second level, though).

After Paris…hello Venice!!

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It was gorgeous!

And finally, we ended our trip in ROME!

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We went on a seven hour bike tour (e-bikes are amazing!) and it was such a great way to see the city.

I have so many pictures to share from the trip, but it may take me a little while.  And yes, I went back to work…at both jobs.  I can’t even begin to tell you how difficult it was for me to go back to delivering pizzas on Tuesday night.  But I’ve gotten back into the swing of things and I will keep doing it for as long as I can.  I know, even the managers at the pizza parlor were surprised I showed up for work!

Okay, one last picture from our trip (for now):

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That was the first gelato of five we had in Venice.  No, we didn’t share.  We each had FIVE.  And we were there less than 48 hours.  Whoops!

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3 Responses to We’re home!

  1. Becky says:

    Pretty constant lurker here … but I just ordered pizza and had a question for you. First, let me begin by saying I did make a half hearted attempt to find the actual post where you talked about tips, but after reading your blog for awhile I thought you might appreciate the fact that I said “fudge that” and just posted here where it was convenient for me 😉 Anyway, what’s an appropriate % tip? Also, how much of the tip do you actually get to keep? Does it vary from place to place? Thanks =)

    • First, thanks for lurking…I love lurkers and lurking!! And about tipping, I think it really depends. I think I usually get tipped around 10%. Sometimes 20% and sometimes nothing. I get to keep all my tips, but I can also share them with my coworkers. I think it varies from place to place whether someone keeps all their tips. Personally, I tip 20%…especially after having this job. Hope that helps!!

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