From Venice, Much Thanks to Everyone for the Birthday Well-Wishes!

I’ve been receiving Happy Birthday notes throughout today via e-mail and Facebook – some short, some lengthy.  Just want to say, “Thank you!” to all for helping make this #29 special, even though I’m overseas.

Was blessed to get to spend this birthday in Venice, Italy.  Had one full layover day here before heading onwards to Indonesia tomorrow morning.

So today was spent enjoying the sights of Venice… luckily I didn’t have to do it alone but joined with some other backpacker travelers I met at my hostel (a Filipino, a Mexican, and an Argentinian!).  It was definitely a unique, interesting, and memorable day. 

As fun as Venice was, I think just having a cookout back at Mom and Dad’s house with family (and perhaps some chocolate birthday cake as well) would have been more fun.  But hey, you take what you can, eh?

Here are several pictures from today:

Boats in Venice

Live Music in Venice

Bridge in Venice

Venice Canal

Nick in Venice Italy