October 28th–Travel from Paris to Venice

We arrived safely on our flight from Paris to Marco Polo Airport.  We took a boat from the airport to Venice.  I made the mistake of opening the front window to the boat to get some fresh air and got soaked from a wave hitting our boat.  Welcome to Venice!

Our hotel in the Rialto area of Venice is very quaint.  700 years old, but full of all the amenities except a TV.  We can live without one for a few days, good for us.  In the afternoon we met with the rest of our group and had an orientation.  We then had a walk around the city and stopped at a Graspodeua Restaurant Lounge for a great dinner of shrimp pasta, salad, calamari and of course wine.  Dessert was a tiramisu and limoncello.  Delicious.

合掌、
Rev. Shinseki