Our cruise has finally come to an end. We dismbarked the beautiful Grand Princess this morning in Venice, and have now been left to our own devices. And our Rick Steves book.

So far, Venice has proven to be absolutely maddening and beautiful at the same time. There are only 60,000 people who live here, but they get over 18 million visitors/tourists each year. Apparently locals are fleeing the city, and they expect another 8,000 to leave in the next ten years.

But enough about that, for we shall definitely post more once we return.

We miss our kitties so much! There have been many kitties that we’ve run across in the last 2 weeks out here – the fat orange tabby in Volterra was particularly amusing, and the Mykonos kittens were cute and very photogenic – but nothing compares to our two little baby cats.

We miss you Snickers and Peanut!