Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vacation Pictures

Sally of Smiling Sally hosts Blue Monday. Be sure and visit her for lots of blue inspirational pics!

We just returned from an extended vacation. We visited four countries including Italy, Croatia, Greece and France. Most of the time was spent aboard the Splendor of the Seas. We sailed from Venice, Italy to five ports. The weather was beautiful and sunny…lots of blue skies and water! Here are a few of my favorite scenes captured on the trip.



Venice, Italy

IMG_0894 Acropolis in Athens


Mykonos, Greece…a beautiful island –once a hangout for Jackie O IMG_1278 Katakaylon, Greece


And last but not least-Paris, France


Our trip around the world has left me pretty exhausted! I enjoyed it, but am glad to be home and get back into my routine!

Please join me tomorrow as I resume hosting 2nd Time Around!

Thanks for stopping by!



susan said...

Diane-Thanks for your sweet comments! Your trip looks fabulous! I have always wanted to go to Greec in particular. Hope we'll see more of your trip soon!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Diane, your trip sounds incredible, and your photos are beautiful! I'm a little jealous-ok, I'm a lot jealous! What a trip! Glad you are safely home, and glad you had such a wonderful trip. laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Welcome home!

Your Mediterranean cruise like a dream come true, Diane! I'd love to take one someday too.

Your photos are fantastic! I've visited Venice twice and I just love that city. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your trip!

Hugs, Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Welcome home, Diane, and look at those fabulous pictures. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Let me just say with water like that, I could easily live in Mykonos, Greece, but then I scrolled down to Paris and saw that amazing shot! And of course the Parthenon looks incredible against that gorgeous blue sky. Looks like it was a great trip. Glad you're back with us and that you had fun!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

bj said...

O, I saw some of these on Face Book today, so beautiful. What a trip that must have been. You are blessed to be able to travel like that.
Thanks so much for sharing...these are lovely photos.
See you in the morning for 2ND....
xo bj

Unknown said...

What amazing pictures, from what appears to be a trip of a lifetime! I know the feeling of loving to travel and also loving to come home!

Unknown said...

What beautiful pictures.... what a trip!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Diane, your photos are magnificent! You had a wonderful trip by the looks of things. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Blue Monday.


From the Old InkWell said...

OH! How awesome. I have been to Paris, but none of the other places you visited. WOW! Your photo are just amazing! Italy is on my bucket list. I would love to go to Venice one day.

Happy Monday!

Anne Fannie said...

Diane, what a fabulous trip you took! I just loved the pictures, and the ocean is so blue!

Printersdevil said...

You can't post those here!

They make me GREEN with envy!!!!!!!LOL

TFS the gorgeous photos. Tell us more.

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like a FAB vacation!

Barbara said...

Dianne, What a fabulous trip, thanks for taking us along...I would love to go to Croatia. Glad you are home safe and sound. I am always trying to come up with something for Second Time Around, maybe soon.

Happy Monday.

Southern Lady said...

Your trip sounds wonderful, Diane, and your photos are gorgeous. My favorite is the one of Venice. I would love to see all those places "in person."

I hope you have a good week and get some rest. There's just no place like home, is there.

Knitty said...

What a divine trip! Your photos are great.

Susan said...

Gorgeous shots!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, Diane! Each picture could be framed; they are so beautiful. Can you believe that you were actually THERE? Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What lovely photographs. I loved your tour and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your photos are so pretty. Sounds like a wonderful trip - thanks for sharing.

LV said...

After viewing your post, I felt I had been back to Italy. I was fortunate enough to go there once, and loved it. Good shopping too.

xinex said...

What beautiful sceneries! Been to Athens, Katakolon and Paris but I haven't seen Venice. Your photographs are amazing! What a fun trip! I am sure your stay in the ship is just as fun. We just got back from a Caribbean cruise ourselves..Christine

Terry said...

Howdy Diane
Oh my how wonderful ,each photo is a story in itself.
Blessings to you on this Blue Monday.
Your adventure looks truly amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us today.
Welcome Home !

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Fantastic pics. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!


Dawn said...

YOur photos are just gorgeous. That must have been quite the trip! I'm sure you will remember it for a life time. You are lucky to have been able to do that.

take care,

Barbara Jean said...

WOW!! What a wonderful experience.
Thanks for sharing your pics.

See you tomorrow.

Barbara Jean

Regina said...

What an awesome vacation and adventures. Lovely shots.Thanks for sharing.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

These pictures are insanely beautiful! Looks and sounds like the vacation of a lifetime (how I would love to take a long holiday trhough Europe! For now I will live through you. :-)

Welcome home!! (I'm a little late to the "welcome home" party...One of these days I catch up! :-)