Shortly after the new year, Emily and I took a trip to Italy and Austria to do some skiing and sight-seeing. The only problem was that there was no snow to be found in Italy ... frigid weather, however, was in abundance (yes, Seattle has made us sissies, but it averaged -10C. Come on!)
We shivered our way through Venice, Verona, Cortina d'Ampezzo, and Innsbruck; and saw, through frosted-over eyes, some absolutely beautiful cities, people, and scenery. It was basically impossible to take a bad photo in Venice... it's on a billion postcards for a reason. I'll be forever grateful to the Italians for their patience with me butchering their language while trying to get espresso every morning. Travel
mishaps adventures and snow-free mountains aside, taking this trip with my wife made my year.
photos via film, digital, and iPhone.