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Cinque Terre

Friday, April 27, 2012

DH and I took a road trip overnight.
We spent a night in a spectacular hotel in the beautiful small historical city of Lucca, in the Tuscany region.
I checked before we left and got a $180 room for $99 (actually Euros but I tend to just think of them as dollars) which included an amazing full breakfast buffet- including Mimosas! emoticon

Then we drove over to the coast to the Cinque Terre, where we hiked a tiny portion of the trails and then took a boat ride to see more of the 5 villages.
The towns are built into the mountains so I bet I went up and down thousands of steps today. I took a bath and 2 ibuprofen tonight- hope my hips don't punish me tomorrow.

My pics will never do it justice so here's a link:

I always use a moisturizer with sunscreen and wore a long sleeve tshirt but forgot to do my chest so I got a bit of a sunburn there.
DH (who rarely will use suncreen because he says it makes him feel slimy) has a red face. The sun was brilliant and it was a perfect 75*F.

We are having a blast!
It's almost 10 here now- I need my beauty sleep!

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HIPPICHICK1 4/29/2012 10:41AM

    Sounds perfect!!

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_UMAMI_ 4/29/2012 12:05AM

    I hope you drove in a tiny, Italian convertible, with sexy sunglasses and you in a scarf wrapped 'round your head and neck.


Well, that's how I picture it. Sounds awesome.

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CINDYWAGNER1 4/28/2012 11:18PM

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WESTCOASTKID 4/28/2012 8:50AM

    DH and I have done Tuscany, but one day we will do the coast! Looks and sounds amazing!! Continue to have a fabulous time!!


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DARA52 4/27/2012 10:33PM

    How fun. I am living vicariously.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/27/2012 7:34PM

    It sounds like you are ahving a wonderful time. Enjoy!

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    How absolutely wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/27/2012 6:13PM

    DD was in Cinque Terre a few years back and totally loved it too.

Maybe your DH would prefer one of those spray sports type sun screens: Coppertone makes a super one, absolutely "dry" and slime free, in SPF 30 and 50. I really like it for the golf course since otherwise my hands are too slippery on the club . . .

Comment edited on: 4/27/2012 6:13:32 PM

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DOOBRIE 4/27/2012 5:52PM

    Sounds amazing, Elizabeth. I'll have to put that on my wish list!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/27/2012 5:43PM

    Wow, spectacular!

I'll be blogging on *MY* vacation next week too! Of course, I'll be in a travel not exactly Italy!!!!


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    I visited there last year - and your blog bought back lovely memories of our day - heaps of walking and spectacular scenery - woohoo! Enjoy your vacation!

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MEXGAL1 4/27/2012 5:05PM

    I loved Cinque Terre but we did a day trip from Florence which wasn't the right thing to do. Too much time on a bus. And when we were there in September it was way too hot. Sounds like you had perfect weather. We hiked the whole trail. I think I remember putting an unbelievable amount of steps on my pedometer that day. something like 23,000 if I recall right.
So glad to hear you are having a great time.

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NEW-CAZ 4/27/2012 5:02PM

    Have a great time Liz!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/27/2012 4:10PM

    Ohhh....sigh. Please enjoy it enough for all of us.

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MARITIMER3 4/27/2012 4:08PM

    The Cinque Terre is definitely on my "must see" list. I've been to Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Capri, but want to see more of Italy asap! Have a great time and I hope you enjoy every minute.

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 4/27/2012 3:54PM

    What a great vacation! Sounds relaxing and beautiful!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/27/2012 3:50PM

    So glad you're having a great time!!!!

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