Monday, July 09, 2007

So, I'd say it's definately time for another post. I decided to take it easy today. Stay home and upload pictures, write a blog, read my book, write letters etc etc.
I had the best weekend ever in Italy these past 3 days. I saw the most amazing, beautiful, spectacular views I have ever seen in my entire life. Gabi, Henry and I left around 4 p.m. this past Friday evening for Italy. It was about a 6 hour drive or so, and all I did the whole time was look out the window. Most of the trip was driving through Switzerland and it was breath-taking. I have never seen such a sight. The mountains went on for hours, each one different, yet each one just as gorgeous. If there's anything that prooves that there is a God, its those mountains.

Once we arrived in Italy late Friday night we met up with Eva, and Hans-Martin (Henry and Gabi's friends that we were staying with) They took us to this amazing restaurant. It was around 11p.m. and all that was open was the Pizza oven, and so we ate Pizza. It was so good. After our meal we went for a walk in the old city of Bergamo, Italy. It was beautiful. It might have been late, but I'm convinced that nobody sleeps on a Friday night in Italy because everybody was still walking around and partying. The one thing I loved about Italy was that it lived up to all the Stereotypes that people have given it over the years. When somebody says Italy I automatically picture Hot Italian boys riding vespa's on small winding streets, and people going out to eat Pizza and drink espresso. Well, the crazy thing is that all of that is true. It's exactly the same. It wonderfully the same. I must have seen a million vespas. It was amazing.

Henry and Gabi's friends rented this little cabin in Bergamo for the weekend so that is where we stayed. Although the cabin wasn't anything overly special the view from the Terace was spectacular. The view was of a big lake surrounded by mountains. Both mornings we put on our bathing suits and made our way down to the lake. There was a small dock that you could jump off of. The water was perfect, and it was so amazing to swim in such a peaceful, beautiful, open place.
On Saturday we left Bergamo and drove to Venice. We then took a train to get to the old city. It's everything you imagine it to be. A city on water. There are no cars because there are no streets. Therefore you get around the city by boat, or by Gondola, or by Ferry. It was very beautiful in Venice. It holds so much character and history.

The last day we spent on Monte Island which was the Island we could see from our view on the Terace. We had to take a Ferry to cross the lake, and then once on the Island we rented some bicycles and rode around the Island. That was quite exciting except for the fact that Henry, Gabi, Eva, and Hans-Martin rode very slow haha, but it was all good.

God is revealing himself to more and more everytime I see something for the first time. It's trips like this where you need to take the time to reflect.
Anyways, that's all for now. Check out my pictures on Facebook, if you have Facebook that is.



Dorothea LeBlanc said...

Hi Kirstyn,

Your mom sent me your blog address and I'm finding it very interesting.

What's strange when I read your comments, is that you remind me of me - much more than Christel reminds me of me. For that matter, Abigail reminds me more of me too.

There's something about the tenderness in your heart for God and your views of nature and your thought patterns... Hmm.

Well, I've got to go. I so appreciate reading your blog and seeing your pictures -- keep up the good reports!

Awesome Italy trip!

lots of love and prayers for good weather and fun!

Tante Dorothea (or Dorsi)

Inge said...

Hey Kirstyn,

Your mom has been forwarding me some of the photos from your trip. I've also been following your blog.

What an amazing experience for you! I'm so thrilled that this has happened. You'll never forget this summer.

Love those Italy/Venice pictures. And having just been in that exact spot myself a few months ago, I can totally picture everything your talking about. It really is one of the most unique cities in the world. Glad you got the opportunity to see it.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this amazing journey. I'm so proud of who you are and the wonderful woman you are becoming.

Love you,
Auntie Inge

Anonymous said...

All I can say is, I heartily agree with Tante Dorothea and hope I will find my own way to move within this media, the wonderful internet, as you young people do. More later, Opa.